Local council elections are scheduled to hold in Kebbi State on 5 February 2022. Local elections are of high significance in a representative democracy, given that they are the elections closest to the people. However, local elections across Nigeria have been marked with voter apathy, ineffective administration, and lack of proper media coverage. This has led to elections being conducted to a poor standard of integrity. Against this context, The Electoral Hub, an organ of the Initiative for Research, Innovation and Advocacy in Development (IRIAD), has partnered with the Civic and Voter Education Committee of the Kebbi Development Forum (KDF) to monitor and document the 2022 Kebbi State local council elections. Through this factsheet, we hope to increase stakeholders’ understanding of the contexts in which upcoming elections will hold.
As part of advocacy towards strengthening and entrenching electoral accountability in Nigeria, The Electoral Hub, a strategic think-tank committed to promoting electoral knowledge, accountability, and integrity organised a Roundtable on ensuring documentation and effective prosecution of electoral offences in Nigeria for violence prevention and as a deterrence and accountability tool. The Roundtable was organised with support from the Macarthur Foundation