It is in view of the primacy of a free and fair election in the democratization process that this paper examines the obstacles to free and fair elections it is, however, the contention of this paper that corruption in the nigeria police is the greatest obstacle to a credible electoral process in nigeria. Research problem violence and electoral fraud have trailed most elections in african countries there are always complains and claims of violence in the run-ups to elections, during and after an election in nigeria, the first post independence election was characterised by violence the trend has remained the same in the current. Fraud and violence on nigeria’s democracy as well as its remedies 1 to find out if the 2011 presidential election in nigeria was marred by electoral fraud in some areas 2 to highlight the possible remedies to electoral fraud and violence in nigeria this is less of a problem in developed. Problem of elections in nigeria essay nigeria is a country with device ethnic group and corrugated different political motive ranging from the individual perspective to the political parties what is really wrong with. Political violence and its effects on social development in nigeria aver, tyavwase theophilus social problem in nigeria furthermore, the continued eruptions of political violence have implications for this problem deteriorated in the elections conducted immediately after independence in the 1960s in the western region, political.
Elections in nigeria are nothing but dramatised rituals that seek to legitimate the power structure of the ruling class by ngove, peter pever being an m sc seminar presentation in the department of political science, benue state university, makurdi. Nigeria and their past election in a quest to having a democratic state where elections are run based on the credibility of electoral candidates, nigeria is looking forward to gaining its stability and regaining its place among african nations. Challenges in nigeria and solutions on how to resolve them updated on september 22, 2018 uzochukw mike election-rigging is not unheard of in nigeria the citizens of nigeria are tired of coming out to cast their votes on election day only to feel their votes haven’t been counted the solution to nigeria problem is that the.
The nigerian electoral process in perspective elections under colonial rule before independence in 1960, nigeria, which existed as an amalgamation of the 100,000 persons in nigeria elections were therefore held in 312 single member constituencies nationwide (using ballot papers and ballot boxes) for election into the 312. “osun election was another development in the life of our democracy it is a fantastic development that nigeria democracy has shown in the technicality of election decisions. Elections held since nigeria’s return to civilian rule in 1999, operated an informal ‘zoning’ arrangement, under which the presidency would alternate every two terms between southern and northern representatives of the party. Nigerian general election, 2015 the election marks the first time an incumbent president has lost re-election in nigeria the president-elect was sworn-in on 29 may 2015 presidential election voting was extended due to technical problems with electronic card readers.
Democracy and the electoral process in nigeria: problems and prospects of the e-voting option idike, adeline nnenna, a nigeria, results of elections come in two separate columns one records the votes cast at polling prospects of the e-voting option in democracy and the electoral process in nigeria the specific. The problem of elections in nigeria filed in general by prince on april 8, 2009 the announcement by the chairman, independent national electoral commission (inec), prof maurice iwu that preparations for the 20ll general elections would start in may this year, offers us another unique opportunity to appraise the problems confronting elections. This paper has focused on historical problems of elections in nigeria, the weakness of the edited justice uwais electoral reform and the post-election violence that occured in 2011 general election. Nigeria had problems associated with elections which made the nigerian democracy a mirage among the comity of nations in the world this, is fact, is the centre of the difficulties inherent in nigeria’s democratic experiment.
Nigeria political system, hardly in anywhere in nigeria can any election be conducted without the allegation of rigging by one political party or the one, be it in the ward, state or federal level hence, political behaviour of. Elections in africa: challenges and opportunities september 2011 background from the 1950s through to the 1970s, decolonization swept across africa elections have facilitated the emergence of democratic governments in benin, cape verde, ghana, mali, senegal, and south africa nigeria, and zimbabwe this is a particularly important. Abstract this paper looks at the problems of democratic governance in nigeria and the manners these problems which in addition to the problem of election vio-lence, the phenomenon of corruption makes ballot papers in selected states across nigeria discovered multiple thumb printing in each of. Elections problems below are many highly revealing one-paragraph excerpts showing elections problems in articles from the mainstream media these articles reveal key, little-known information showing that the us electoral system is filled with elections problems which have not been adequately investigated.
Election and electoral process: (a case study of secret ballot system in nigeria) election and electoral process: (a case study of secret ballot system in nigeria) elections are means of making political choice by voting they are used in the selection of leader and in the determination of issue. A busy street in central lagos, nigeria the runup to elections can be particularly busy for the country’s moneychangers photograph: akintunde akinleye/reuters when nigeria’s two presidential. Nigeria is a country with device ethnic group and corrugated different political motive ranging from the individual perspective to the political.
1 this paper is a draft of chapter six of my dissertation, ―voting, fraud, and violence: the problem of elections in emerging democracies,‖ department of political science, university of california, san diego. Alhaji shehu shagari won the presidential election which was marked by violence and massive rigging under the national party of nigeria (npn) notwithstanding, he was sworn in as the head of state. Afrj polit sci (1997), vol 2 no 1, 1-1 matters arising: african elections and the problem of electoral administration l adele jinadu i this introductory essay is not an attempt to summarise the arguments in the articles.