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Yiaga Africa’s plan ahead of polls

L-R is Yiaga Africa Program Director Cynthia Mbamalu, board member Mr Ezenwa Nwagwu and Executive Director of YIAGA Mr Samson Itodo at the press briefing. Photo Credit: Julian Osamoto/Radio Nigeria

An election observer group, Yiaga Africa, has expressed concern over the continuous scarcity of the naira as a significant area that might negatively impact the 2023 general elections.

This recent development was revealed while briefing Journalists on Thursday, in Abuja.

The report released by Yiaga Africa and read by a board member, Dr Abdu Hussani, recalled that the scarcity of the new naira note has halted a series of business activities and caused many protests across the country.

“While we commend the commission’s recent efforts by providing information on how voters can identify their polling units, we are concerned that not every affected voter may be able to identify their voting locations before election day”. Yiaga Africa noted.

“Complaints about uncollected PVCs largely due to the unavailability of the cards, this growing discontent amongst citizens may lead to voter apathy in the form of protest”.

Other issues the report addressed includes; security threats, challenges that affected mock accreditation, possible vote trading, among others.

Reporting by Julian Osamoto; Editing by Adeniyi Bakare