On Thursday the 9th of December 2021, WILPF Nigeria participated in the postelection debriefing session for accredited observers on the just concluded Anambra state gubernatorial elections organized by INEC. The objective of the meeting was to enable CSOs who were on the field to share experiences with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) towards future observation activities.
The meeting started with a welcome by the Director, Election and Party Monitoring Mr Aminu K. Idris in his speech, he thanked all CSOs present and for the conduct of the Anambra election which was a success and which couldn’t have been achieved by the commission alone but with the collaboration and cooperation of CSOs and other key stakeholders was made possible. The next session was on introduction of participants present and discussion by observers group on Anambra State Governorship elections. This session had a lot of feedback from the participants in the room regarding the conduct of the elections by INEC. Some of the responses were on inaccessible units for people living with disabilities and the need for CSOs to work more with people living with disabilities to have a strengthened inclusion, issue of BVAS malfunction, having separate lines for women and men the importance of early warning and response amongst other issues raised by participants.
The meeting ended with a vote of thanks by INEC team and group photograph was taken.
WILPF Nigeria is a registered national and non-partisan not for profit organization created in 2008 in response to a country faced with multidimensional problems related to women’s discrimination and challenges to their participation in peace and security.