Released on 05/04/19
This is the latest weekly report from Niger Delta Watch 2019, an elections observation project which has been monitoring the political environment in four Niger Delta States – Rivers, Bayelsa, Delta and Akwa Ibom – in the run up to and over the course of the Nigerian Presidential and Governorship election cycles.
The election period is nearly over, although activities remain ongoing in collating and verifying results from contested polls, with the potential for re-runs of some elections in Rivers to come.
Incidents in our four target states have continued to be reported, although events in Bayelsa, in particular, have been noticeably calmer than was once feared.
Activity on social media has included posts accusing the victorious APC of voter intimidation and violence.
Outside of the reporting period, there were major developments this week as the Rivers Governorship and most of the other state level constituencies for the State were finally concluded, with current Governor Wike re-elected as Governor of Rivers State.
Read the full report.