COALITION OF DEMOCRATS FOR
Report on botched National Assembly Elections
(April 2, 2011)
The Coalition of Democrats for Electoral Reform (CODER)
has been accredited as an election observer for the April
2011 elections in Nigeria. As a non-partisan organization,
we are commited to a hitch free general elections.
The cancelled National Assembly Elections, which
commenced in some parts of the country was fraught with
electoral challenges, mainly late or non availability of voting
and election materials. Below is an summary of CODER’s
Pollwatch2011.com is an
election monitoring platform
setup by CODER for the 2011
general elections. The web
platform has been designed for
the public as well as CODER
observers to send in reports on
any election irregularity
anywhere in Nigeria. Users will
be able to filter the platform
based on the various election
categories and subcategories
and view reports, pictures and
The platform also enables the
public send updates via SMS,
email, twitter and by filling an
online form. A contact centre
has also be setup to receive calls
from the public.
The Coalition of Democrats for Electoral Reforms is a
non partisan organization that was formed with the
sole aim of improving and strengthening the electoral
system in Nigeria. The organization has participated
fully in the electoral reform process including:
Submissions to the National Assembly a paper and
contributions for the Electoral Amendment Act.
Participated in the march for democracy during the
absence of a serving President for medical reasons.
Organized several seminars on the 2011 general
elections and the need for election reforms.
Engaged several international organizations on the
need for election reforms in Nigeria.