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CSO deploys 2,000 observers for elections.



CSO deploys 2,000 observers for elections.

CSO deploys 2,000 observers for elections.


A civil society organisation, the Centre for Transparency Advocacy, CTA has deployed 2,000 observers across to support other field observers assigned to monitor presidential and National Assembly elections. The CTA disclosed this at the official opening of its Situation Room, held in Abuja.


At the unavailing situations room, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Academic Osun State University

Professor Kola Olusanya stated that the organisation conducted stakeholders’ meetings across the

six geopolitical zones in preparing for the general elections.


CSO deploys 2,000 observers for elections

Professor Olusanya noted that the organisation held several press conferences on different

issues as they arose and observed the mock accreditation across the states, as well as training

observers, and sensitisation of the PWDs in the FCT for the successful conduct of the elections.


According to him the University Don, “The CTA is deploying a total of 2,000 observers across

Nigeria. To support our field observers, CTA has set up its Situation Room to follow up with

field reports from observers to generally establish common trends towards gauging compliance

with minimum international standards for credible elections.



He further maintains that “93,469,008 registered voters across 8,809 registration wards

and 176,846 polling units across 774 Local Government Areas. 15,331 contestants,

including 18 presidential candidates, are vying for various positions.


Civil Society Organisation deploys 2,000 observers for Nigeria General elections.

The group noted that the 2023 general election is a defining moment for Nigeria and the INEC

given the relative state of insecurity across the country, the spate of attacks on INEC facilities in

some parts of the country as well as the general state of insecurity in some other features which

remains a significant challenge to the conduct of the elections.


“Several innovations have been introduced into the 2023 general elections. These include

deploying the Bi-modal Voters Accreditation System and the electronic transmission of

election results from the polling units directly to INEC’s portal and INEC Result Viewing

portal, among others.


The group enjoined the electoral umpire not to rest on their oars until a free, fair, credible

election was delivered to the Nigerian people. Furthermore, the CSO called on the security agencies deployed in election duties “to conduct themselves with utmost neutrality and

professionalism. “We call on political parties and their agents to work themselves under the

election guidelines and the rules of engagement at polling units and collation centres.


2000 Election Observers Deployed.

All malpractices, including vote buying and selling, should be avoided.” The group also

urged the electorates to remain vigilant, law-abiding and peaceful in all their conduct before,

during and after the election.


Recall the process of the 2023 general election by the Independent National Electoral Commission,

began officially on 22nd February 2022 with the publication of a Notice of Elections and a 14 point

election timetable, which includes the following; party primaries, submission of a list of candidates,

campaigns and voting, which will see the emergence of a new president for Nigeria.


While fielding questions from journalists, the Team leader, who is also the Executive Director of

Center for Transparency Advocacy, CTA Mrs Faith Nwadishi expressed concern over the attack

of its members in the recent time and called on security agencies to be vigilant at the flash

points throughout the exercise.


CSO deploys 2,000 observers for elections.CSO deploys 2,000 observers for elections.

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