Role of Traditional Institution in Nigeria Democratic Space: Contending Perspectives, Issues and Potentials

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Abstract

The   article   examines   the   place   of   traditional   institutions   in   Nigeria   democratic   space   and electioneering process in Nigeria. The article contends on the role of the traditional institutions in   today’s   democracy   emphasizing   whether   the   institution   is   conform   with   the   problem   of relevance or constitutional recognition. Overtime, the role of traditional institutions has been influence during various phases of Nigeria history. The role of the traditional institution in the pre-colonial, colonial and post colonial period has reflected the current status and the struggle of   constitutional   role   faced   by   the   institution.   The   beginning   of   modern   governmental

administration under the broad spectrum of Nigeria democratic space has seen the traditional institution suffered from the political conclusion making traditional institution roles limited to the preservation of customs and traditions while rejecting their constitutional role in partisan politics. In a view of election and electioneering process in the country, traditional ruler has

continued  to  influence   matters  of  politics   and   election   in  Nigeria   above   their  nominal   and conservative   role.   The   paper   seeks   to   interrogate   the   contending   perspectives   as   regards traditional   institutions.   The   study   examines   traditional   institution   role   in   election   and electioneering   process   in   Nigeria.   The   study   also   put  into   consideration   the   issues   and challenges   affecting   these   institutions.   The   paper   concludes   by   examining   the   potentials

contribution of traditional institution if well harnessed into Nigeria system of governance. 

Keyword: Traditional Institution, Democracy, Election, Development

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APA

Yemisi, O (2018). Role of Traditional Institution in Nigeria Democratic Space: Contending Perspectives, Issues and Potentials. Afribary.com: Retrieved June 16, 2019, from https://afribary.com/works/role-of-traditional-institution-in-nigeria-democratic-space

MLA 8th

Olawale, Yemisi. "Role of Traditional Institution in Nigeria Democratic Space: Contending Perspectives, Issues and Potentials" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 14 Dec. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/role-of-traditional-institution-in-nigeria-democratic-space . Accessed 16 Jun. 2019.

MLA7

Olawale, Yemisi. "Role of Traditional Institution in Nigeria Democratic Space: Contending Perspectives, Issues and Potentials". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 14 Dec. 2018. Web. 16 Jun. 2019. < https://afribary.com/works/role-of-traditional-institution-in-nigeria-democratic-space >.

Chicago

Olawale, Yemisi. "Role of Traditional Institution in Nigeria Democratic Space: Contending Perspectives, Issues and Potentials" Afribary.com (2018). Accessed June 16, 2019. https://afribary.com/works/role-of-traditional-institution-in-nigeria-democratic-space