Yiaga Africa through its Watching The Vote (WTV) election observation project, recently trained 882 Long Term Observers (LTOs) nationwide to observe and report the pre-election environment ahead of the 2023 presidential and governorship elections.
Yiaga Africa deployed its 42 Master Trainers and 48 State Focal Points to all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to train its 774 Local Government Area Supervisors.
The Executive Director, Yiaga Africa, Samson Itodo in a press release issued in Abuja on Wednesday explained that the Long Term Observers have officially commenced observation of the pre-election environment by observing the ongoing display of the register of voters.
He said the Yiaga Africa’s pre-election observation aims to provide accurate information on the process, promote citizens’ engagement and participation, build early warning systems and provide recommendations to promote transparency and credibility in the 2023 General Elections.
Yiaga Africa’s observation of the pre-election period environment involves the deployment of 822 Long Term Observers across all the 774 LGAs in the 36 States and the FCT to track and report on activities of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), National Orientation Agency (NOA), Political Parties, Security Agencies and the involvement of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in the electoral process as well as tracking and reporting early warning signs for electoral violence.