Published 1st published in2004 and revised in 2008
by Baaj Publishers Lagos, Nigeria .
Written in English
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|Number of Pages||145|
Title: Elections, Electoral Process and the Challenges of Democratization in Nigeria’s Fourth , Author: Alexander Decker, Name: Elections, Electoral Process and the Challenges of. DEMOCRACY AND ELECTORAL PROCESS IN NIGERIA. CHAPTER ONE. INTRODUCTION TO THE ELECTORAL PROCESS. Introduction. A very important distinguishing feature of democracy is the electoral process. It is the process of choosing from different . democracy and the shortcoming of the electoral umpire (INEC) seem to encourage poor voters’ participation at the same time threaten democracy. This paper attempt an insight into challenges being faced by electorates and effects of such on the sustainability of democracy and how they could be addressed. A descriptive research. Olaitan in Onu & Momoh (, p) opines that election is important for the existence of democracy even where there are doubts about the real nature of both the election and the entire democratic process, the real contribution it (election) makes towards the process, and the extent to which it could be relied upon to give an insight into the.
Some analysts and observers considered the April elections as the most credible since the return to democracy, unlike elections where over 1, people were killed in post-election a has had a checkered electoral history with successive elections being marred by serious irregularities and controversy- particularly in. Democracy and Electoral process in Nigeria. According to J. Herskovits (), Nigeria rejected Britain’s parliamentary form of democracy which they had continued after independence in and chose the first wholly Nigerian-made constitution, to follow the American model instead. As I argued in a recent paper (Jega ), a situational and contextual analysis of the electoral process in Nigeria reveals an incredible level of electoral malpractices and thus acute deficiency in electoral integrity, which are no doubt among the major sources/causes of political instability, weakness or inadequacy of the governance process and eroded legitimacy of elected . Follow the electoral process closely, studying the new electoral laws and guidelines by INEC and political parties. democracy and development in Nigeria will depend on .
Failing is the process to satisfy the test of popular participation and legitimacy. At the core of this bitter contest is the struggle for power by factional elite groups perceived as representing ethno religious and regional interest. Electoral seasons more than anytime else reveals the . Here, Nigeria as a social system, is the independent National electoral commission (INEC) therefore, for there to be a sound electoral process that would promote the consolidation of democracy in Nigeria, the (INEC) must perform solely which is the conduct of free and fair elections irrespective of whose interest is involved. electoral process and the challenges it pose to the democratic experiment in Nigeria’s fourth republic. Conceptual and Analytical Framework Democracy is a popular concept in social science and like. Corruption And Electoral Process In Nigeria: Examining The General Election Impress This Day Books. Dike, V. () Democracy and Political Life in Nigeria. Zaria: Ahmadu Bello.