List of 22 States Where Rigging, Election Malpractices Might Take Place, CSOs Reveal

List of 22 States Where Rigging, Election Malpractices Might Take Place, CSOs Reveal

  • Some states have been identified as high risk where election malpractices and manipulations will likely occur
  • The investigation on the coming election was carried out jointly by a coalition of ten civil society organisations
  • According to the civil society organisations, 22 states with high risks of manipulation while 12 has medium risk

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Ahead of the forthcoming general elections, a coalition of ten civil society organisations have identified 22 states with high risks of manipulation and malpractices.

The findings also revealed that while 12 states had medium election manipulation risks, three States were classified as having low risk of manipulation.

Election malpractice to happen in some states, CSOs claim
CSOS have revealed some states where there will likely be election malpractices. Photo credit: Nnenna Ibeh.
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CSOs say election manipulation risks are high in twenty-two states of the federation.

States classified as high-risk:

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  1. Imo
  2. Anambra
  3. Enugu
  4. Ebonyi
  5. Abia
  6. Rivers
  7. Akwa Ibom
  8. Lagos
  9. Oyo
  10. Osun
  11. Ekiti
  12. Kwara
  13. Niger
  14. Plateau
  15. Taraba
  16. Kaduna
  17. Bauchi
  18. Adamawa
  19. Kano
  20. Katsina
  21. Sokoto
  22. Jigawa.

States with medium election manipulation risks:

  1. Bornu
  2. Yobe
  3. Nasarawa
  4. Benue
  5. Kogi
  6. Zamfara
  7. Kebbi
  8. Ogun,
  9. Edo
  10. Delta
  11. Bayelsa
  12. Cross River.

States classified as low risk:

  1. Gombe
  2. Ondo
  3. Federal Capital Territory.

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