MEASURES CONTRIBUTING TOWARDS ERADICATION OF ELECTORAL VIOLENCE IN NIGERIA'S FORTHCOMING 2019 GENERAL ELECTION

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Abstract


Electoral violence connotes all forms of violence (physical,2psychological, administrative, legal and structural) at different stages engaged   in  by participants,   their supporters,  and   sympathizers (including  security   and election management body   staff)  in the   electoral  process. The   broad   objective  of the  study  is to   provide  contributions towards eradication of electoral violence in the forthcoming 2019 general election. The ex-post facto research design was employed for this study and secondary sources of data collection were utilized through the review of theoretical and empirical literature relevant to the study. The study adopted the Marxian theory of Conflict for its theoretical framework analysis. Findings show that electoral violence manifest in various dimensions which are pernicious and potent in undermining fair  contest. To this end,  the paper recommends improvement in  the security outfit;  the security and other security agencies need to be strengthened to enable them perform effectively during the election

period. Mass reorientation education of the citizens by the National Orientation Agency, Political Parties, Civil Society  Organizations  and the   Mass  Media  on  the2dangers of  electoral  violence  and   possible  punishments for offenders and Punishing electoral violence offenders;the best way to address issues of electoral violence is to punish electoral offenders. The national parliament should enact laws so that any person found as contributing to electoral violence by a competent court shall have between five to 10 years in prison with fine irrespective of his or her status.


Keywords: Election, Electoral violence, Eradication and Sustenance of democracy.

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APA

Abba, A (2019). MEASURES CONTRIBUTING TOWARDS ERADICATION OF ELECTORAL VIOLENCE IN NIGERIA'S FORTHCOMING 2019 GENERAL ELECTION. Afribary.com: Retrieved September 17, 2019, from https://afribary.com/works/measurescontributingtowardseradicationof-electoralviolenceinnigeria-sforthcoming2019-generalelection

MLA 8th

Aliyu, Abba. "MEASURES CONTRIBUTING TOWARDS ERADICATION OF ELECTORAL VIOLENCE IN NIGERIA'S FORTHCOMING 2019 GENERAL ELECTION" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 01 Jul. 2019, https://afribary.com/works/measurescontributingtowardseradicationof-electoralviolenceinnigeria-sforthcoming2019-generalelection . Accessed 17 Sep. 2019.

MLA7

Aliyu, Abba. "MEASURES CONTRIBUTING TOWARDS ERADICATION OF ELECTORAL VIOLENCE IN NIGERIA'S FORTHCOMING 2019 GENERAL ELECTION". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 01 Jul. 2019. Web. 17 Sep. 2019. < https://afribary.com/works/measurescontributingtowardseradicationof-electoralviolenceinnigeria-sforthcoming2019-generalelection >.

Chicago

Aliyu, Abba. "MEASURES CONTRIBUTING TOWARDS ERADICATION OF ELECTORAL VIOLENCE IN NIGERIA'S FORTHCOMING 2019 GENERAL ELECTION" Afribary.com (2019). Accessed September 17, 2019. https://afribary.com/works/measurescontributingtowardseradicationof-electoralviolenceinnigeria-sforthcoming2019-generalelection