A Civil Society Organisation (CSO), Yiaga Africa, said yesterday in Awka that it would deploy 548 observers for the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State.

The Election Programme Manager, Mr. Paul James, spoke at a programme to train leaders of CSOs in Anambra in two schemes – ‘Watching the Vote’ (WTV) and ‘Parallel Vote Tabulation’ (PVT).

He said Yiaga Africa would use the WTV to observe pre-election activities, which would involve the deployment of 25 long-term observers in the 21 local governments.

James said the observers would track and report on government’s response to COVID-19 pandemic, activities of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the National Orientation Agency (NOA) and those of political parties.

He said the observers would also track and report activities of security agencies, the involvement of women, youths and persons with disabilities, as well as report early warning signals of electoral violence.

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