The article illustrates the electoral reforms introduced by the electoral management body and their connection to the improvement of the integrity of the 2015 the above remarks were made by former president umar musa yar' adua, acknowledging the massive problems bedevilling the nigerian electoral. Electoral corruption is the worst kind of corruption it delegitimises government, emasculates the people and destroys the fundamentals of a democratic state the fact that we are having a conversation of this nature after 17 years of democratic experience is annoying as it is disappointing we have to accept. Electoral reform in nigeria: challenges and opportunities since the electoral meltdown in the 1983 general elections, each election day has raised new alarms that the foundation of our democracy --- the right to vote in free and fair elections --- remains beset with varied problems. The juerc's 2008 report12 expanded awareness of the challenges of holding elections in nigeria and paved the way for creating a general consensus on the need for reforms of the electoral process by my estimates, 80% of the report's proposals were incorporated into the electoral act, 2010. Election administration in nigeria and the challenges of the 2007 elections kunle ajayi departmant of pmb 5363, ado-ekiti, nigeria abstract: poor election administration remains a recurring problem of electoral politics in nigeria to suggest some electoral reforms that could help in achieving sustained electoral. By richard downie a major threshold was crossed in nigeria during the 2015 elections and transfer of power these reforms reduced electoral fraud and increased the acceptability of the final outcome one of the biggest unaddressed issues is the need for better management of intra-party affairs. After identifying the challenges facing nigeria's political and electoral processes and debating proposals for reform, members of the forum, including representatives from the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government, inec, political parties, civil society and professional bodies, reached. Manipulating the electoral process and subverting electoral laws there are two options open to the nigerian electorates the first is to abnegate their rights and tolerate those manipulations the second is to contest issues with the political leaders and insist on political and electoral reforms that would safeguard their.
The problems of electoral laws in nigerian politics the environment constitutes the nigerian state and further the nature of these consequences conversely, we will electoral reforms by electoral reform projects seek to change the way that public desires are reflected in elections they include measures to reform parties,. Deepening of poverty all of these have created significant challenges to the legitimacy of government, and fuelled the issue of the need for reform of the electoral process 16 14 a jega and o ibeanu, (2007), “elections and the future of democracy in nigeria', nigeria political science association, nigeria. By afe babalola it is in realization of the importance that the electioneering process plays in the fortunes of any country that much attention is always given to the electoral process itself in the quest for the perfect election, nigeria has experimented with different balloting system including the secret ballot.
Based on the level of malpractices and issues associated with the conduct of elections in nigeria, it was concluded in this paper that, there are several benefits attached to the process of electoral reforms in nigeria, hence, it gives government the opportunity to revamp its electoral policies through campaigns, introduction of. While these experiences are invaluable, it is also important that, as president, jonathan seizes this opportunity to put nigeria back on the path of rapid progress by devising fresh approaches to tackling the country's growth and development problems good governance and electoral reforms president jonathan has taken. 1 electoral reforms in nigeria: prospects and challenges (a lecture by the chairman, independent national electoral commission of nigeria at the 7 th international electoral affairs symposium 2013, in kuala lumpur, malaysia) protocol i am honoured by the opportunity to share with this distinguished audience.
Which represented a radical departure from the governance style of its immediate predecessor this paper investigates the conundrum of electoral crisis in nigeria with particular focus on the electoral reform initiative of the yar'adua/jonathan presidency the paper identifies salient reform issues and examines both the. Would protect the integrity of the ballot following from above and in the context of recent realities in the democratization politics in both countries, the focus of this study is to compare electoral reforms and democratic consolidation in nigeria and ghana between 2010 and 2015 12 statement of the problem. One would then think that the electoral reform committee (erc) inaugurated by the late president, alhaji umaru yar' adua on 28th august 2007 with the mandate to review and ensure quality and standard general elections would address some of the pertinent issues of nigeria's electoral democracy.
Nigeria's citizens know that the country's past elections were not a true representation of the social construct of democracy nigeria's electoral reforms lay the foundation for the country's democratic progress and growth then, the election was postponed due to security issues and the rise of boko haram after military.
The main justification for electoral reform in nigeria is rooted in the historiography of nigerian elections, which some have characterised as a history of competitive rigging (ibrahim 2007, pp 2-3) indeed, throughout the various epochs of the country's political development (pre- and post-independence) electoral issues. Publication date 2008 editor sabo bako publisher nigerian political science association isbn 978-125-812-15 citation information ozy b orluwene electoral acts, free and fair elections in nigeria: issues and challenges firstkadunaelectoral reforms, political succession and democratisation in africa vol. Keywords: challenges, democracy, democratization, elections, electoral process, manipulation introduction the past three decades have witnessed reforms in the direction of this form democracy electoral process and the challenges it pose to the democratic experiment in nigeria's fourth republic conceptual and. System in order to determine if the focus of reform is potent enough to be able to adequately address the challenges of electoral politics in nigeria the paper concluded that reform on its own can not lead to good governance and sustainable development there must be, the paper insisted, commitment and political will.