A Holistic Appraisal of Electoral Fraud and Other Electoral Irregularities in Nigeria: Way Forward

Abstract

Over the years, allegations of electoral fraud have been levelled against the various elections held in Nigeria, including presidential elections. The recurrent incidences of flawned elections has no doubt eroded the credibility of election results and also debased the trust in the Electoral Commission. This paper examines the factors responsible for flawned elections in Nigeria among others. This is doctrinal research which relies on both primary and secondary sources of data. This paper reveals that the politicians have come to see election as a do or die affairs, hence the frequent use of thuggery, intimidation and violence during elections. This paper concludes by proferring some solutions.  

Keywords: Election, Fraud, Ideology, Nigeria, incumbency

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Pages: 21-31 (Download PDF)

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