TRENDS IN ELECTORAL VIOLENCE IN NIGERIA

Olowojolu, Olakunle and Rasak, Bamidele and AKE, Modupe and Ogundele, Oluwaseun and Afolayan, Magdalene (2019) TRENDS IN ELECTORAL VIOLENCE IN NIGERIA. JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PUBLIC POLICY, 11 (1). pp. 37-52. ISSN 2277-0038

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Abstract

Since the Independence era, elections in Nigeria have been characterized by high scale of electoral malpractices, money politics, electoral violence and the use of ethno-religious divide in order to influence the voting patterns of the electorates. Electoral violence is one of the strategies employed by Nigerian politicians during electioneering period. Desperate and power drunk politicians often sponsor unemployed youths and stark illiterates to carry out assaults on their perceived political opponents with a view to manipulating election results to their own advantage. This paper shall make an indepth analysis of electoral violence in Nigeria with particular focus on the fourth republic. Keywords: Election, Electoral Violence, Electoral Security. INTRODUCTION

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Mr Olakunle Olowojolu
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2019 15:50
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2019 15:50
URI: https://eprints.lmu.edu.ng/id/eprint/2071

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