Current Violence in Anambra State is Unconnected from the Election. Yet, the governorship Election is not Immune from Violence.

In Anambra State, stakeholders wish to see a replica of the relative peace and election security that the electorates witnessed during the last off-cycle governorship elections in Edo and Ondo States, Nigeria; practical strategies based on solid evidence will be required to achieve it. This needs to start from ensuring an early warning system and long-term observation.

KDI uses her Election Security Risk Assessment (ESRA) to achieve the aforementioned. ESRA is a holistic framework designed to study Anambra’s social and political environment in the pre-election phase. The study’s central objectives are to determine the possible causes and effects of prevalent violence on the forthcoming 2021 Anambra elections, including identifying the potential perpetrators of election violence and making recommendations accordingly.


Last modified: July 14, 2021