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Forms of Electoral Malpractices in Nigeria.

  1. Compilation of fictitious names
  2. Illegal compilation of separate voter’s list.
  3. Falsification of election figures.
  4. Abuse of voter’s list exercise
  5. Allowing under age to vote
  6. Harassment, intimidation and victimization of candidates, agents and voters.
  7. Manipulation of the process by the ruling party
  8. Corruption and bias at various election tribunals

 

Causes of Electoral Malpractices

One of the causes of Electoral Malpractice in Nigeria is to perpetuate one ethnic group or party in office at the detriment of other ethnic groups.  This is done primarily for selfish and parochial interest i.e.  Ethnic/Cultural Hegemony in office forever.  This has been the bane of Nigeria political scene since independence.

No thanks to PDP that wanted to impose itself on the populace since May 29th 1999.  Thanks to coming to power of Buhari.  APC led government in 2015 April election in the presidential election. Long years of Military rule in Nigeria coupled with external influence are traceable factors to electoral malpractice in Nigeria.

 

WAYS OF PREVENTING ELECTORAL MALPRACTICES IN NIGERIA

  1. There should be proper delimitation of constituency on equal population basis to give room for equal representation.
  2. The electoral body must be a true independent body and non-partisan
  3. The electoral commission must take make proper compilation of names of eligible voter’s list.
  4. The voter’s registers must be displayed to remove dead one’s name and as well include qualified ones
  5. Proper and adequate security must be put in place to create conducive atmosphere for electorates to exercise their voting rights.

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See also

FREE AND FAIR ELECTION: FULL EXPLANATION

ELECTORAL BODIES IN NIGERIA

MEANING OF ELECTION: FULL EXPLANATION

Process of Voting: Full explanation

VOTER EDUCATION: FULL EXPLANATION

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