A Non-Governmental Organisation, Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) said it would deploy Watching the Vote (WTV) election observation methodology during the Continuous Voter Registration exercise in Anambra State.
According to a statement signed by Samson Itodo, YIAGA’s Executive Director, and made available to Economic Confidential, the objectives of the observation include “to assess the process of the CVR, to verify the functionality of the new DDC machine and to enhance the compliance of INEC to electoral guidelines. “
Itodo said “YIAGA’s #WatchingTheVote is an advanced observation methodology that uses well-established statistical principles and sophisticated information technology for reporting and assessment of electoral activities.
“Using this methodology, YIAGA will provide the most timely and accurate information on the conduct of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR), Permanent Voter Card (PVC) distribution and Transfer of Registered Voters,” he added.
He explained that “for the CVR in Anambra, YIAGA WTV is deploying 75 accredited citizen observers to rotationally observe at least 225 wards out of the 326 CVR ward centers across the state.
“The WTV observers will observe at their daily assigned registration wards from the arrival and opening of the registration centers to the closing of registration on assigned days during the CVR exercise,” he said.