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COUNTING THE VOTES: WARD-LEVEL COLLATION DURING NIGERIA’S 2019 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION – A POSTMORTEM ANALYSIS

BACKGROUND The collation of results has been a much-exploited weakness in Nigeria’s election process, since the country’s return to democratic civilian rule in May 1999. Collation is the process by which the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) aggregates and tabulates pollin...
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MATTERS ARISING FROM THE 2019 SUPPLEMENTARY GOVERNORSHIP ELECTIONS

The Centre for Democracy and Development’s (CDD) Election Analysis Centre (EAC) deployed trained observers to five states (Bauchi, Benue, Kano, Plateau and Sokoto States) where supplementary governorship elections held on March 23, 2019. The observers were tasked with observing and reporting on th...
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Kano Supplementary Election: Battle Ground State for Governor

There were 29 candidates that contested for governor of Kano State but the major battle had always been between Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of the APC and his main rival from the PDP, Alhaji Abba Kabiru Yusuf. Governor Ganduje got significant negative publicity and a dent to his image after allegatio...
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