Released on 19/04/19
This is scheduled to be the final full weekly report from Niger Delta Watch 2019. It covers incidents where data is available for the end of the reporting period, the last week (25 – 31) of March. This report also includes a summary of the elections held in Rivers State on Saturday 13 April.
With the final House of Assembly elections taking place in Rivers State over the weekend, the election cycle has now concluded, with the national Presidential election, as well as Governorship and State House of Assembly elections concluded in Rivers, Delta and Akwa Ibom. The Bayelsa Governorship election is off-cycle, and scheduled to take place later in the year.
With tension beginning to dissipate, our observers have taken a look back at some of the issues which have arisen in their states.
The Niger Delta Watch team will now produce a final election assessment report. This will look in detail at the conduct of the election campaign and polling itself across Niger Delta Watch’s four focus states, as well as the region itself. It will be published in May and supported with a webinar discussion of where Nigerian democracy goes next.
Read the full report.