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About 75 polling units and voting points were affected and some 36,392 registered voters may have been disenfranchised as a result. #CDDAnalysisCentre #NigeriaDecides2019 @HassanIdayat @DrJoeAbah @thecableng @PremiumTimesng
This is extremely disturbing and we call on all the relevant security agencies to ensure that appropriate steps are taken to prevent further incidents of violence likely to disrupt voting and consequently negatively impact the outcome of the elections. #CDDAnalysisCentre
In #Ebonyi state, thugs burned down three RACs in Okposi in Ohaozara local government, destroying election materials. #CDDAnalysisCentre #NigeriaDecides2019 @HassanIdayat @DrJoeAbah @thecableng @PremiumTimesng
The general impression we gathered from majority of our observers is that most polling units in their states of deployment opened today as at when due. #CDDAnalysisCentre #NigeriaDecides2019 @PremiumTimesng @thecableng
Election materials and personnel arrived on time in most of the states under consideration. This is in sharp contrast with the presidential and National Assembly polls in which late opening of polls was widespread
#CDDAnalysisCentre #NigeriaDecides2019 @PremiumTimesng @thecableng
Reports from our observers indicate that the use of Smart Card Readers have remained problematic in different parts of the country. #CDDAnalysisCentre #NigeriaDecides2019 @PremiumTimesng @thecableng
Of the three functions the card readers -- authenticating, accrediting, and biometric capture -- the challenge appears most common with the biometric capture. #CDDAnalysisCentre #NigeriaDecides2019 @PremiumTimesng @thecableng
In some places where they deliberately refused to use the smart card readers, manual voting was reported by our observers in locations like polling Unit Kazawa Primary school polling unit in Kazawa Ward ...#CDDAnalysisCentre #NigeriaDecides2019 @PremiumTimesng @thecableng
...of Kano Central senatorial District and in Unwanar Ganji Open Space ward in Rimi Gado of Kano north Senatorial District. #CDDAnalysisCentre #NigeriaDecides2019 @PremiumTimesng @thecableng
Despite @inecnigeria's promise to improve the safety and welfare of corp members in this elections, the early hours of the Election Day witnessed protests by adhoc staff...#CDDAnalysisCentre #NigeriaDecides2019 @PremiumTimesng @thecableng
...who threatened not to carry out their duties until INEC cleared pending allowance. #CDDAnalysisCentre #NigeriaDecides2019 @PremiumTimesng @thecableng
In Ward 03 Ajangbadi/Aganju Aka, Ojo local government area of Lagos State, for instance, our observers reported a protest by some aggrieved adhoc officials.
#CDDAnalysisCentre #NigeriaDecides2019 @PremiumTimesng @thecableng
We also received similar complaints in Bolade RAC, Oshodi LGA; and ijora Oloye Rac Center, Apapa LGA, both in Lagos State; and in Wards 5 and 7 Oyo Central, Oyo state.
#CDDAnalysisCentre #NigeriaDecides2019 @PremiumTimesng @thecableng
Our observers reported cases in which politicians offered ad-hoc officials’ money at the RACs. #CDDAnalysisCentre #NigeriaDecides2019 @PremiumTimesng @thecableng
In a RAC in Ikosi Senior High School, Ikosi-Ketu, Kosofe-Lagos, a presiding officer alleged that politicians offered them N5,000 each which they refused. #CDDAnalysisCentre #NigeriaDecides2019 @PremiumTimesng @thecableng
The adhoc staff turned down the offer but instead demanded that they should be paid N40,000 while some of them requested N20,000.#CDDAnalysisCentre #NigeriaDecides2019 @PremiumTimesng @thecableng
On The Security Situation and Electoral Violence:
Cases of killing were reported in Ahoada West Local Government area of Rivers; Ndoni, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni LGA, Rivers;
#CDDAnalysisCentre #NigeriaDecides2019 @PremiumTimesng @thecableng
Abduction of a youth corper in Etinan Ward in Akwa Ibom state;
Violent clash between party agents and INEC officials in Achida, Wurno ward, Sokoto, polling unit 003;
#CDDAnalysisCentre #NigeriaDecides2019 @PremiumTimesng @thecableng
In #Oyo State, there were reported cases of voter intimidation in Ogbomosho South Local Government Area of the State where armed touts in Ward 4 Polling Units 5, 6, and 7...#CDDAnalysisCentre #NigeriaDecides2019 @PremiumTimesng @thecableng
...forcing voters to show their ballot papers after voting – an action that discouraged several voters from voting.#CDDAnalysisCentre #NigeriaDecides2019 @PremiumTimesng @thecableng
In #Imo State, there was open ballot stuffing at polling unit 010A and 010B at Mbutu Ward, Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State. #CDDAnalysisCentre #NigeriaDecides2019 @PremiumTimesng @thecableng
ON VOTE TRADING: Vote buying remains a major concern during the governorship and state houses of assembly elections. #CDDAnalysisCentre #NigeriaDecides2019 @PremiumTimesng @thecableng
Buying and selling of votes prevailed despite warning by @inecnigeria , security agencies and the anti-corruption agencies. #CDDAnalysisCentre #NigeriaDecides2019 @PremiumTimesng @thecableng
On ground, our observers reported seeing @officialEFCC arresting people involved in vote buying. For example, the EFCC arrested some prominent party stalwart in Benue and Kwara states .
#CDDAnalysisCentre #NigeriaDecides2019 @PremiumTimesng @thecableng
However, reports from our observers indicate significant role played by voters and politicians in the vote trading market. #CDDAnalysisCentre #NigeriaDecides2019 @PremiumTimesng @thecableng
The trend, as we observed, is that voters are bargaining for a higher amount and sell their vote to the party with the ability to meet their demand. In PU 011, Madobi Ward, Madobi LGA, Kano State, vote traded for between N3,000 and N4,000.
#CDDAnalysisCentre #NigeriaDecides2019
In PU 02, ward 4 oke balogun epe local government area, #Lagos State, party agents were seen writing down the names of voters who were expected to collect a paltry amount of N1,500 each. #CDDAnalysisCentre #NigeriaDecides2019 @PremiumTimesng @thecableng
Another worrying trend observed was that supporters of mainstream party disguising as a member of smaller party to buy votes for their parties. Also, we gathered that agents of smaller parties were influenced to buy votes for bigger parties. #CDDAnalysisCentre #NigeriaDecides2019
COMPORTMENT OF POLITICAL LEADERS: In the course of today’s elections, we observed cases of inappropriate behaviour displayed at polling units by different political parties and their agents.
#CDDAnalysisCentre #NigeriaDecides2019 @PremiumTimesng @thecableng
At the Kofar Galadiman Dawa polling unit in Katagum LGA of Bauchi state, our observers described how Audu Sule Katagum of @APCNigeria arrived late and, after casting his vote, displayed his ballot paper to the public before dropping it into the ballot box. #CDDAnalysisCentre
Similarly, at Shiyar Majema polling unit in Bodinga LGA of Sokoto state, APC and PDP agents clashed over disagreements as to where the voting cubicle should be positioned. #CDDAnalysisCentre #NigeriaDecides2019 @PremiumTimesng @thecableng
Under Age Voting:
Cases of underage voting were reported by our observers in Kano central and Kano south senatorial districts of Kano state.

#CDDAnalysisCentre #NigeriaDecides2019 @PremiumTimesng @thecableng
Arbitrary arrest, intimidation and harassment of observers:
One of our observers was arrested and harassed by over-zealous military officers, A. S. Atunwa and R. Badamasi...#CDDAnalysisCentre #NigeriaDecides2019 @PremiumTimesng @thecableng
...on his way to Mile 2 area of Lagos State to report a protest by INEC adhoc staff over non-payment of their allowance. #CDDAnalysisCentre #NigeriaDecides2019 @PremiumTimesng @thecableng
While embarking on his civic duty, on getting to a checkpoint along Ojo military barracks, he was stopped by the military personnel.#CDDAnalysisCentre #NigeriaDecides2019 @PremiumTimesng @thecableng
Despite showing them @inecnigeria accreditation tags, he was wrongly accused of being a party agent. The observer was subjected to unnecessary scrutiny and interrogation. #CDDAnalysisCentre #NigeriaDecides2019 @PremiumTimesng @thecableng
The military personnel scanned through his phone and @WhatsApp messages. He was later released after being delayed for more than one hour.#CDDAnalysisCentre #NigeriaDecides2019 @PremiumTimesng @thecableng
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