The 2023 general elections in Nigeria were marred by irregularities that undermined the integrity of the process. Reports of electoral fraud, violence, vote-buying, intimidation of voters, ballot box snatching, and other forms of malpractice were widespread across the country. These irregularities were perpetuated by both state and non-state actors who were determined to manipulate the electoral outcome in their favor.
The scale of these irregularities was evident in both the presidential and gubernatorial elections. In some cases, electoral officials colluded with political parties to falsify election results. The use of violence and intimidation was rampant, especially in areas perceived to be opposition strongholds. These irregularities deprived millions of Nigerians of their right to participate in a free and fair election, and they threaten the stability of the country.
The Diaspora Action for Democracy (DAD) is committed to exposing these irregularities and ensuring that those responsible are held accountable. We believe that free and fair elections are a cornerstone of democracy, and we are determined to fight against any attempts to undermine them. Through advocacy, public education, and legal action, we will work to ensure that elections in Nigeria are conducted in accordance with international best practices, and that the will of the people is respected.
We will continue to catalog the various ways in which the electoral process was compromised. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive account of the challenges faced during the election and to identify ways to prevent them from happening again in the future.
· Detailed information on the allegations of electoral fraud, including specific incidents and evidence
· Testimonies from eyewitnesses and victims of electoral fraud
· Detailed information on the involvement of law enforcement agencies in electoral malpractices and violence
· Testimonies from eyewitnesses and victims of police brutality
· Relevant documents and reports