Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences

Year: 2020
Volume: 17
Issue: 4
Page No. 226 - 233

Electoral Manipulations and Voters Apathy in Nigeria

Authors : Aluko Abayomi John

Abstract: This study reveals the electioneering process in Nigeria political development is not devoid of electoral manipulations. It is instituted by result desperadoes who defiled the act of performing fundamental and civic responsibility of voters, patriotically intertwined with right to speak and assessing the incumbency performance or an attempt to test-run other aspiring potential contenders, albeit, returning or sacking officers from offices. On integration, electoral manipulations are no doubt, an aberration, but a culture adopted as the last option of suppressing the strength of the opposition, manipulation of EMB even within the internal party polity. It is of course not in single pipeline of current dispensations (1999-2019) rather traceable to political developments from the early 1950s to late 1970s and 1980s-1990s. Descriptively, electoral manipulations stance in electoral process commenced and brewed behaviorally due to untold ethnic founding of political parties hinged on socio-cultural groups and affiliations in the instance of AG, NPC, NCNC, second, third and fourth republic are not exempted outside the parlance from preceding political atmosphere which marred the successes of pre and post-independence preponderance of electoral manipulations in Nigeria, consequently, the politics of wet e. Hence, electoral manipulations culture thus situated in the democratic governance. Objectively, this effort aims to identify and analysed the causes of apathy in electoral process based on secondary data and proffering recommendations to reducing apathy in the Nigeria electioneering process.

How to cite this article:

Aluko Abayomi John , 2020. Electoral Manipulations and Voters Apathy in Nigeria. Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences, 17: 226-233.

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