CDD has deployed trained observers to observe the Saturday, March 23, 2019, supplementary elections in Bauchi, Benue, Kano, Plateau and Sokoto States. As in previous elections, an Election Analysis Centre (EAC) will be opened on Saturday at Centre’s Conference Room, located at CITEC Mount Pleasant Estate, Mbora District, Abuja. EAC comprises of leading experts on elections and democracy, and it serves as a one-stop-shop for all election-related information, including combating fake news and disinformation, as it relates to the focal states.
In this statement, CDD highlights the level of preparedness of INEC and political and security situation in the six states where supplementary elections will be conducted. It also lamented the rising phenomenon of vote buying and called on relevant stakeholders to take the necessary steps in ensuring the conduct of credible and peaceful elections.
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