Electoral violence and Nigerian democracy

In a study on politics in Africa, Monga (1995) put forward certain challenges to democracy, identifying electoral violence as the most dominant. The most significant consequence of violence on any democracy is the erosion of legitimacy, and Africa seems the most blighted by electoral violence due to what Ali Mauzuri referred to as the royal theme in African politics; sit tight syndrome. In Nigeria the elections are fraught with violence and similar incidents are replicated in Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Benin, Togo, Mali just to mention a few. Overview of elector…

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