Election and good governance in Nigeria: A reflection and analysis of 1999-2019 electioneering process and governance system in Nigeria
Chinnah Promise Chinwe
The recent concluded general election in Nigeria especially in Rivers State puts one in a very pensive manically melancholic mode on the future of Nigeria democracy, and one is tempted to ask rationally what system of democracy is been practiced in Nigeria. The electioneering process in Nigeria has never improved since independence as Nigerian elections and electioneering processes has been characterized and marred with irregularities and other undemocratic practices that are accepted by Nigerian political actors and gladiators covertly and overtly perpetrated by politicians, electoral umpire, security agencies and other partners that are supposed to stand out to ensure that election are conducted in a fair and free manner. This study gave the conceptual explications of variables in the topics. Elite theory was used as the theoretical framework, primary and secondary data were used in data collection. A brief history of Nigeria political system was stated, features of elections and governance system discussed. The nexus between election and good governance explicated. In conclusion from the nexus between election and good governance it was clearly apparent that Nigeria is still groping on political naivety and democratic rascality under the guise of elite theory. Election results in Nigerian in the fourth republic experiment have never been the will and wish of the people results are aberrational aberrations that surround our electioneering process and governance system. This paper made some recommendations on how to correct these odoriferous sagas that has enveloped our political scenario and governance system.
Chinnah Promise Chinwe. Election and good governance in Nigeria: A reflection and analysis of 1999-2019 electioneering process and governance system in Nigeria. International Journal of Social Research and Development, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2019, Pages 28-37