THE INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION OF NIGERIA: AN EVALUATION OF THE JOURNEY SO FAR

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Title THE INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION OF NIGERIA: AN EVALUATION OF THE JOURNEY SO FAR
 
Creator Orji,, Agha Orji
 
Description The conduct of elections is cricial to development in democracies, especially in developingcountries of Africa. The study is an attempt at evaluation of the Independent National ElectoralCommission (INEC), which has been conducting elections in Nigeria since 1999. The studyadopted the descriptive research design. Democratic theory formed the theoretical framework ofanalysis. Secondary sources of data were employed. Theoretical and empirical literaturerelevant to the study was reviewed. The study found that all elections conducted in Nigeria byINEC have been high-level scams. However, the 2011 and 2015 elections were relatively freeand fair. The conduct of free and fair election in Nigeria by INEC are hindered by a lack ofadequate autonomy from the executive arm of the government, electoral violence, do-or-diephilosophy of Nigerian politicians, who learn nothing and forget nothing on the politicallandscape of Nigeria, among other findings. The study recommended that the contributions,strength and weakness of INEC in Nigeria’s democratization process should be noted in order tomake INEC more result-oriented in the conduct of future elections in Nigeria.
 
Publisher UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, ENUGU CAMPUS
 
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Date 2016-12-30
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://technosciencereview.org/ej/index.php/tr/article/view/31
 
Source TechnoScience Review; Vol 7, No 1 & 2 (2016)
2636-6912
2250-9045
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://technosciencereview.org/ej/index.php/tr/article/view/31/31
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2016 TechnoScience Review
 

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