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CDD expresses worry over level of violence in 2019 polls

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Center for Democracy and Development (CDD) and Development’s Election Analysis Centre (EAC) has expressed worry over the "quantum of violence" which characterized the 2019 general elections. The group while briefing Newsmen in Abuja on Sunday stated that a total of 30 Nigerians lost their lives across the country to

Voters sell votes to highest bidder during polls – CDD

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) said on Saturday in Abuja that voters were scrambling to sell their votes to the highest bidder during Saturday’s governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections. The Chair, CDD Election Analysis Centre (EAC), Adele Jinadu, told journalists that vote buying prevailed in spite of

How FUNAM is Fueling Ethnic, Religious Hate — CDD

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has alleged that a group, Fulani Nationalist Movement (FUNAM) is fuelling ethnic and religious hate in northern Nigeria. In a statement issued in Abuja, the CDD said the group perpetrates the act by propagating disinformation and circulating hateful messages, while urging Nigerians to

Osun re-run election not free, fair or credible – CDD

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) an election monitoring group strongly opined that the re-run election in Osun has failed to meet up with the minimum standards for free, fair and credible elections. "The acts of intimidation by security forces and the violence unleashed by party thugs are suggestive of

Ekiti election: Why Police blocked use of phones at voting cubicles – CDD

•Certifies voting process peaceful with minor hitches Jude Johnson The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), West Africa, has revealed that the security agencies deployed to maintain order at various polling units on Saturday's governorship election in Ekiti state prevented voters from taking their mobile phones into the voting cubicles. This was

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