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 the polling process, including opening times, accreditation and voting, the collation processes, and the level of compliance of INEC ad-hoc staff, voters, security operatives, politicians and their supporters, and other stakeholders with the 2019 INEC electoral guidelines and regulations, extant electoral laws and international standard for conduct of credible elections. CDD-EAC comprises of leading experts on elections and democracy. The experts reconvened to provide a rigorous analysis of the supplementary elections process. This preliminary report highlights our key findings from their observations.
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