Towards Integrity of Electoral Process in 2019 Elections, NILDS Joins in Election Observation
The National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies, NILDS has deployed its personnel to participate as Institutional Election Observation Group in the 6 geo-political zones across the country for the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly Elections, scheduled for 23rd February, 2019.
The exercise will take place in 25 states of the Federation, namely, Adamawa, Gombe, Taraba, Bauchi, Sokoto, Kano, Kaduna, Zamfara, Plateau, Kwara, Benue, Niger, Kogi, Lagos, Oyo, Osun, Ogun, Delta, Edo, Rivers, Akwa-Ibom, Abia, Anambra, Enugu, Imo and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.
This is in line with the mandate of the National institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies, (NILDS), Amendment Act. 2018, Section 2 (j) which empowers the Institute to observe elections and Section 2 (l) of the Principal Act as amended – to “sensitize the Nigerian public to imbibe, support and defend democratic and legislative ethics ”.
The exercise would enable the Institute assess the conduct of the 2019 General Elections and the report is expected to provide useful input into future improvements on the electoral process.
This is the 2nd time the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies, NILDS is participating in the Observation of General Elections in Nigeria.
NILDS, a non-partisan institution remains a center of excellence on legislative practice, procedure and democracy, a core center for capacity building in democratic governance, an organ of the National Assembly, committed to providing technical support services and manpower development for democratic institutions