2023, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A
Empirical analysis of electoral violence in Nigeria’s fourth republic, 1999-2023Author(s):
Bailey Saleh and Christopher A AbimikuAbstract:
It is not in doubt that all the six general elections held in Nigeria between 1999 and 2019 were bedeviled by electoral violence that tend to serve as Achilles’ heels in the country’s democratic consolidation in the Fourth Republic. In spite of pressure from the international community and human right groups in the country for successive political leaderships to eradicate electoral violence in the country; yet the trend is alarmingly on the increase. This portends great dangers for the survival of Nigeria’s Fourth Republic. The study is a qualitative one; where document method was adopted and utilized in generating data through secondary sources such as: academic journals, textbooks, internet materials and newspapers. The data was analyzed through discourse method, with empirical aspect analyzed through descriptive and explanatory methods. The concepts of electoral violence/political violence, Pluralist Theory, Frustration Aggression Theory, Relative Deprivation Theory and Realist Theory have been defined and clarified that served as frameworks for the study. Principal among the recommendations is that the immunity clause be expunged from Nigeria’s constitution. Pages: 44-54 | Views: 84 | Downloads: 37Download Full Article: Click Here
How to cite this article:
Bailey Saleh, Christopher A Abimiku. Empirical analysis of electoral violence in Nigeria’s fourth republic, 1999-2023. Int J Criminal Common Statutory Law 2023;3(2):44-54.