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The United States is deeply troubled by the disturbing acts of violent voter intimidation and suppression that took place during the March 18 polls in Lagos, Kano, and other states.
Read the Press Statement on the March 18 #NigeriaElections »
We call on Nigerian authorities to hold accountable and bring to justice any individuals found to have ordered or carried out efforts to intimidate voters and suppress voting during the election process. #NigeriaDecides2023
The United States likewise will consider all available actions, including additional visa restrictions, on individuals believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, undermining the democratic process in Nigeria. #NigeriaDecides2023
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The United States is deeply troubled by the disturbing acts of violent voter intimidation and suppression that took place during the March 18 polls in Lagos, Kano, and other states.
Read the Press Statement on the March 18 #NigeriaElections »
We call on Nigerian authorities to hold accountable and bring to justice any individuals found to have ordered or carried out efforts to intimidate voters and suppress voting during the election process. #NigeriaDecides2023
The United States likewise will consider all available actions, including additional visa restrictions, on individuals believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, undermining the democratic process in Nigeria. #NigeriaDecides2023
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Dear Akwa Ibomites,

Why you must choose Obong Akanimo Udofia as your next Governor....He is a true progressive,
Hear him talk about Agriculture
On education....hear him
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Good morning Akwa Ibomites. Introducing to you, your incoming Governor
A seasoned politician who has contributed immensely to the development of the State and has given back to the Akwa Ibom Society in no small ways.
Akwa Ibom state deserves quality leadership, it deserves a man who will prioritize building infrastructure and human capital development as a means of creating wealth and delivering economic prosperity to Akwa Ibom People.
Vote Akan Udofia @obongakanudofia…
Obong Akanimo Asuquo Udofia (@obongakanudofia) is a proper Akwa Ibom man born into the family of Obong and Obonganwan Asuquo Udofio of Afaha Offiong in Nsit Ibom LGA,
Akwa Ibom State.
He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the then Cross River State……
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1. Understandably, a lot of media attention was focused on two main aspects of @YIAGA’s report on #NigeriaDecides2023 (that can - and should - be read here:……)
2. There was the deep disappointment at @inecnigeria’s logistical shortcomings & failure to live up to its #IReV promises; there was also YIAGA Africa’s finding that the results declared for Imo and Rivers were inconsistent with its parallel vote tabulation (PVT) projections.
3. @YIAGA could make that assertion because it had observers in all 774 Local Government Areas and used PVT which allows it to project the results to be expected.
(I hope no one is surprised that it was Imo and Rivers? Let's see if INEC upholds or corrects those results.)
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This is a huge leap, but does anyone out there have the name of a company that manufactures the BiModal Voter Accreditation System #BVAS that #INEC uses for #IReV in #Nigeria elections? All I've found is "tech startups" helped modernize

#NigeriaDecides2023 #INECElectionResult
for those extremely confused, Nigeria used a new vote reporting system and had bad reporting delays. Not the main point of my piece but weird I can't find a manufacturer for the biometric system, governments rarely make such things in house. It should be a contractor.
for the record, I have no reason to think anything nefarious went on, it's just strange I can't find the name of the contractor, and will otherwise be publishing that I couldn't discover who made them [its only a minor component of my story]
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1. The great thing about an Election Petition is than one has to condescend upon the particular.
So @PeterObi will produce the evidence to back his claim.
But if he’s saying he WON, it’s no longer a matter of cancelling or re-running. It’s about the maths.

2. This is the situation now: Image
3. Doing election petitions in 1983, if one was challenging figures, one needed results sheets signed by the presiding officer, the party agents and the police or other security personnel at the relevant level.
In the famous Ondo gubernatorial election petition, results sheets …
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Bola Tinubu has just been declared Nigeria's President-elect. Here's my pick of academic readings for understanding who he is and what his record as former Governor of Lagos State might mean for Africa's biggest democracy:

#NigerianElections #NigeriaDecides2023
Tinubu ran on his record of 'transforming' Lagos whilst he was governor from 1999-2007. This agenda was continued by his protegé, Babatunde Fashola, who took over from 2007-2011.

Michael O. Filani describes this in his @CitiesAlliance report from 2012:…
Crucially, the literature on the 'Lagos Model' raises three key contradictions.

i) The tension between reformist, often technocratic policy making, and the use of state power to build new business and patronage networks.…
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LAGOS, Nigeria, February 27 - Which way Nigeria?

1./ In 2023 elections have still not evolved to the point where we dispassionately vote competence because we want a better society.

Aren’t we tired of being citizens of a country which despite having a surfeit of super talents,
2./ natural resources, and highly intelligent people are treated like pariahs by the international community because our country remains underdeveloped for no reason other than poor leadership choices?

When will we collectively choose leaders who don’t come with enough baggage
3./ to sink the Titanic?

Leaders who will be deliberate about working for our collective good? Who will be committed to making the green passport a desirable document?

When will enough be enough? And we will decide to dispassionately elect leaders
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Wining the Presidency: The Path to Victory!
By Temitope Ajayi

They took a flight of fancy hoping to win the presidency of Nigeria with Igbo votes in Lagos. Such grand delusion. You can't win a presidential election in Nigeria just because you think Image
harvesting the anger of few hate-propelled young people, including sexual deviants and luminaries of the cybercrime community, who congregated at Lekki Toll gate, in a choreographed exhibition of derangement is all it takes.

You're well advised to perish the thought of
anyone being rigged out. This is the most peaceful, transparent, credible, free and fair election in Nigeria, all thanks to BVAS and Buhari's demonetisation policy. You can't allege vote buying because you all said Buhari was dealing with Tinubu and wanted his party candidate
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BREAKING: @NgLabour Issues Official Statement On INEC Officials Refusing To Upload Presidential Election Results In Lagos, Delta 1/12

The National Chairman of LP, Julius Abure, has raised alarm on the impunity that is presently happening across the entire Lagos state where the results of the presidential elections collated in various polling units in the state are not being uploaded to the Central Server. 2/12
According to Julius Abure, the officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC in connivance with the security agencies, are claiming that the BVAS have suddenly developed a fault and, therefore cannot function. 3/12
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Onyema Ogechukwu Hall
Town Campus, University of Uyo.

PDP: 8
APC: 3
LP: 125

#NigeriaElections2023 Image
APC Presidential Candidate, Bola Tinubu’s polling unit result
Registered voters: 324
Accredited voters: 43

APC - 33
Labour Party - 8
PDP - 1

APC - 11

LP - 7

Total Voters - 38

Accredited Voters - 1
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Time: 11:37am

Location: Mzondu ward, Gbajimba, Guma LGA, Benue.

Update: Voter turnout has increased significantly here.

#NigeriaElections2023 #NigeriaDecides2023

Location: PU 03, Iponri Housing Estate, Surulere, Lagos.

Time: 11:40am

Update: BVAS misrepresents the gender of two women. The machine displayed "male" as their gender.
Location: Ward 5, PU02, Idi-Ose, Akanran, Ona Ora LGA, Oyo state.

Update: Teslim Folarin, APC governorship candidate in Oyo state, casts his vote.
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LIVE: Anticipation, anxiety as Tinubu, Obi, Atiku, RMK vie to succeed Buhari | TheCable…

#NigeriaElections2023 #NigeriaDecides
After six months of intense campaigning, political acrobatics and sometimes hard-to-predict machinations, E-Day is finally upon us.
The wave of rallies came at a frenetic pace while the antics of politicians and their supporters were on rapid display, leading to the much-awaited February 25.
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#NigeriaDecides2023: LIVE ELECTION UPDATES | Sahara Reporters

Distribution of electoral materials to polling units at Gwer East LGA, Benue State.

NSCDC Vehicle Carrying Election Materials Crashes In Abuja

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#NigeriaDecides2023: The Anambra community hoping to produce Nigeria’s next president | TheCable…
The 2023 presidential election holds today and residents of Agulu community, in Anambra state, are gearing up for a poll that may seal their fate for the next decade. Agulu is the ancestral home of Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP).
Petty traders in the community were already awake to begin their daily businesses as early as 6:30 am. Farmers walked the community’s tarred roads interspersed by palm trees and cassava plantations as chirping creatures and hooting owls sang their tunes into first light.
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FACT CHECK: Viral audio of Atiku, Tambuwal and Okowa plotting to rig election is doctored

An audio of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), plotting to rig the general election that is hours away has gone viral.

In the said recording, Ifeanyi Okowa, vice-presidential candidate of the PDP, and Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto and director-general of the party’s presidential campaign council, could also be heard.

Checks by TheCable have found the recording to be deepfake.

Merriam-Webster dictionary defines deepfake as: “An image or recording that has been convincingly altered and manipulated to misrepresent someone as doing or saying something that was not actually done or said.”…

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ANALYSIS: How Nigeria’s undecided voters can change the country’s fate at the polls | TheCable…

It is less than 24 hours to Nigeria’s presidential election and Yakubu Isa, a resident of Abuja, the country’s capital, is still unsure of who to vote for. He said all the political candidates are cut from the same cloth and it doesn’t really matter who wins.
Although he admitted that some are better than the rest, he said seeing past the disguise is the true challenge.
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#NigeriaDecides2023: Can Datti become the second vice-president from Tudun Wada, Zaria? | TheCable…

A few blocks from the family house of Namadi Sambo is the residence of Datti Baba-Ahmed. Both men share a few things in common. The former is an ex-vice president while the latter seeks to become the next vice-president of Nigeria...
...and they are both from Tudun Wada, a town in Zaria LGA of Kaduna state.
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#NigeriaDecides2023: Tinubu, Atiku, Obi and RMK in battle royale | TheCable…

On a good day, presidential elections in Nigeria are a straight fight between the candidate of the ruling party and that of the leading opposition party.

Not this year.

What many thought would be a head-to-head battle between Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) suddenly took a different turn when Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) joined the fray,...
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We're all different demographically, politically and ethnically, but whoever we support, I trust I can assume that we all just want a better Nigeria. Whatever happens from here on, this is the time to bury the hate, insults and bitterness. Tomorrow we vote. Please, shun violence.
Go out and exercise your franchise understanding that not everyone agrees with you and there are a million and one reasons why your favourite candidate may or may not win. Commit to supporting the winner knowing that be you as smart as Solomon, the majority is wiser still.
Everyone just wants a government and country that works for them. Our choices are different, but our desire is singular. You cannot hate your government and claim to love your country, neither can your candidate be the ONLY good one. May God bless you and may He bless Nigeria.
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This election, in some ways, has highlighted the deterioration of our relationship with one another. One troubling element is that most of our political discuss have devolved into a conflict, particularly amongst friends with differing political views #NigeriaDecides2023
We are now more likely to disagree with close friends on politics or become irritated with them over who they support to be the next president. Some might advise staying away from political and electoral discuss to avoid future disagreements #NigeriaDecides2023
It is heartbreaking to see many close friendships collapse, particularly among young people. These relationships often crumble under the weight of toxic political spats. Nonetheless, the political elite remain unified in their pursuit of hegemony #NigeriaDecides2023
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On behalf of the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) and our party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), I hereby announce to the general public that all campaign activities of the party and that of our candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu… Image
… towards Saturday’s presidential election will come to a conclusive and decisive end by midnight today, Thursday, February 23, 2023 in accordance with the provisions of the Electoral Act. #NigeriaDecides2023
As a law abiding party, we hereby direct all our campaign organs and groups to ensure that no newspaper adverts or placement of any campaign TV or Radio commercials or any other such materials in the print, electronic or social media are done beyond the deadline of 12…
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💰 The majority leader of #Nigeria’s house of representatives @aadoguwa recently claimed the law required him N70 million – and in cash – for election expenses.

We checked this & three other eye-watering statements for accuracy.… #NigeriaDecides2023
@aadoguwa Claim: “A member of the house of representatives is expected to have not more than N70 million to conduct his election, logistics and other things, by law.”

Verdict: Incorrect…
@aadoguwa The country’s Electoral Act 2022 states that the maximum a candidate seeking a seat in the house of representatives can spend on election expenses is N70 million. For the senate, the maximum is N100 million (about $220,000).…
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