The project focuses on the states of Rivers, Bayelsa, Delta, and Akwa Ibom. Niger Delta Watch 2019 is a joint initiative of Stakeholder Democracy Network (SDN) and the Civil Society Situation Room (CSSR).
The goal of Niger Delta Watch 2019 is to generate accurate information on the election campaign as it unfolds, for the benefit of the Nigerian government, Nigerian electoral agencies, and journalists, researchers, civil society organisations and others working to support democracy in Nigeria.
SDN has conducted extensive research on political and electoral dynamics in the Niger Delta, and Niger Delta Watch 2019 is the latest iteration of previous election observation work carried out by SDN, including during the 2011 and 2015 election cycles. Read more about the project