20 March 2023
As a follow up to the Nigerian Women Trust Fund Gender and Election Watch (GEW), Room deployment of 350 accredited observers across the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria to observe the Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly Elections from a Gender perspective in Adamawa, Kano, Lagos, Oyo and Rivers and the State House of Assembly elections in Anambra and Kogi, GEW wishes to observe as follows:
Lagos: PU 24-18-11-003 Oke Afa Isolo, Ejigbo Bestford Junction, this polling unit was attacked by thugs three times, who attempted to disrupt voting by upturning the ballot boxes and voter inducement, there was response by security officials after the first two attacks, but no response on the third and final attack.
Rivers: Captain Elechi Amadi Polytechnic PU 17 Rumuokwuta 18 B, party agents threatened the life of an NWTF observer and proceeded to seize his tag, he was helped to safety by an INEC official.
Kano: Tarauni LGA, Darmanawa ward, PU 01 some party agents caused disruption which led to ballot boxes being destroyed because some ballot papers seemed to have been used previously.
Adamawa: Bekaji Roundabout Jimeta, Yola North, a political protest was organized with security operatives firing teargas to dispel the crowd on 20 March 2023 on delayed announcement of the results of the gubernatorial election.
GEW Recommends as follows:
Chief Executive Officer
For Gender and Election Watch (GEW) Room
of the Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NWTF).