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The study was to assess the problemss and prospects of free, fair and credible election in Nigeria conducted election for contestants into various elective posts in 2019. The 2019 general elections characterize free, fair and credible even though there were some states with violence before, during and after the election. The violence that took place especially after the presidential election was unique in the history of the Nigerian politics. The paper aims to consider the challenges of elections and identified the past mistakes of the electoral body in the previous elections and proffered solutions to avoid the future occurrence. The INEC as the electoral body has major functions to perform so also the party stakeholders as the major political actors in the electoral procedure have important roles to play in assuring violence free elections in Nigeria.


TITLE PAGE-----------------------------------------------------------------------

APPROVAL PAGE---------------------------------------------------------------





 1.1 Background of the Study ------------------------------------------------

1.2 Statement of the Problem ---------------------------------------------------

1.3 Objective of the Study -------------------------------------------------------

1.4 Significance of the Study --------------------------------------------------

1.5 Scope of the Study-----------------------------------------------------------

1.6 Research Questions ---------------------------------------------------------

1.7 Methodology-----------------------------------------------------------------

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW Conceptual Framework--------------------------------------------------------5

2.2.1 Election credibility ------------------------------------------------

2.2.2 Election and Security Process in Nigeria---------------------------

2.2.3 Political Participation ------------------------------------------

2.2.4 Voting Behaviour----------------------------------------------------------------

Theoretical   Framework--------------------------------------------------------

The Ackoff theory of environment system---------------------------


3.2 Design of the Study----------------------------------------------------------

3.3 Area of the Study-------------------------------------------------------------

-3.4   Population   of   the   Study------------------------------------------------------

3.5   Sample   and   SamplingTechnique   ------------------------------------------

3.6   Instrument   for   DataCollection  ---------------------------------------------

3.6.1 Validation of theInstrument ---------------------------------------------

-3.6.2 Reliability of theInstrument   ---------------------------------------------

3.7   Method   of   Data6

Collection -------------------------------------------------

3.8 Method of DataAnalysis --------------------------------------------------

CHAPTER FOUR: RESULTS Age------------------------------------------------------------

Sex ------------------------------------------------------------T



Research question one------------------------------------------------------------

Research question two----------------------------------------------------------

Research question three-----------------------------------------------------------

Research question four------------------------------------------------------------

Research question five------------------------------------------------------------

Research question six----------------------------------------------------------

Research question seven----------------------------------------------------------7

Summary of Findings ------------------------------------------------------------

Interview question one------------------------------------------------------------

Interview question two------------------------------------------------------------

Interview question three----------------------------------------------------------


5.2 Discussion of the findings--------------------------------------------------

5.3   Conclusion--------------------------------------------------------------------

5.3Recommendations of the findings------------------------------------------ 

5.4Suggestions for further study -----------------------------------------------

5.5Summaries   of   the   findings--------------------------------------------------


The researcher used secondary source of data collection that is using documentaries and INEC annual reports. The study found out that in all the elections organized and conducted in Nigeria; it was only 2019 presidential election that was a free, fair, credible and acceptable election to some extend in the history of Nigerian politics. The presidential election of 2019 was a race between two powerful political parties themega opposition party,

All Progressive Congress (APC) and People’s Democratic Party (PDP). To explain this study, the researcher used system theory and structural functionalism theory. To overcome the occurrence of future elections violence in Nigeria, the government and party stakeholders must focus on these issues: such as ethnicity, religious attitudes regionalization of the political parties, political thugs and power incumbency that are an obstacle to free, fair and credible election in the Nigerian that are used in heating up the political institution and jeopardize free, fair and credible elections. To resolve these problems, the study suggested that the INEC should have full autonomy to discharge their duties without fear or favor. The paper concluded that if the recommended measures in the study are taken into consideration and implemented effectively, Nigeria can have free, fear and credible in subsequent elections.

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Jibril, M (2020). THE CONDUCT OF 2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS: PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS.. Retrieved August 11, 2020, from

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Mahmud, Jibril. "THE CONDUCT OF 2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS: PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS.", 15 Jul. 2020, . Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.


Mahmud, Jibril. "THE CONDUCT OF 2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS: PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS.".,, 15 Jul. 2020. Web. 11 Aug. 2020. < >.


Mahmud, Jibril. "THE CONDUCT OF 2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS: PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS." (2020). Accessed August 11, 2020.