Politics Is the Niger Delta Region the ‘Epicentre of Electoral Fraud’ in Nigeria? - Africa Check



The chairman of Nigeria’s National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has reportedly claimed that the country’s Niger Delta – also referred to as the “South South” region – has been the “epicentre of electoral fraud … since 1999”.

Dr Chidi Odinkalu was speaking at a public hearing on electoral accountability which was held in Port Harcourt in Rivers State earlier this month.

The South South region is one of six constitutionally designated “geopolitical zones” that incorporate Nigeria’s 36 states and the “Federal Capital Territory” of Abuja. The other zones are: North West, North East, North Central, South West and South East. Each of the zones consists of six states, except for the North West and South East, which have seven and five states respectively.

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