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CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS AND THE MONITORING OF 2007 GENERAL ELECTIONS IN ENUGU STATE: A CASE STUDY OF THE CIVIL LIBERTIES ORGANIZATION (CLO)

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TITLE PAGE ————————————————————– i
APPROVAL PAGE ——————————————————- ii
DEDICATION ———————————————————— iii
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ———————————————– iv
TABLE OF CONTENTS ———————————————— v
ABSTRACT ————————————————————— vi
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background of Study ———————————————— 1
1.2 Statement of Problem ———————————————– 6
1.3 Objective of Study ————————————————— 8
1.4 Significance of the Study ——————————————- 8
1.5 Literature Review —————————————————- 9
1.6 Theoretical Framework ———————————————– 38
1.7 Hypotheses ————————————————————- 41
1.8 Method of Data Collection —————————————— 41
1.9 Method of Data Analysis ——————————————– 45
CHAPTER TWO: AN OVERVIEW OF ELECTION
MONITORING IN NIGERIA
2.1 Civil Society Organization and Election Monitoring/Observation 46
2.2 Code of Conduct for Accredited Observers ——————— 49
2.3 Election observation and its Politics —————————— 52
2.4 Impartial Observation of the Conduct of Elections ————- 55
2.5 The Nigerian Electoral Context and prospects for
Democratic Consolidation ————————————– 58
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CHAPTER THREE: THE PRESENCE OF CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION
AND THE INCIDENCE OF FRAUDS AND VIOLENCE DURING THE
2007 GUBERNATORIAL ELECTIONS IN ENUGU STATE
3.1 Independent National Electoral Commission ——————- 60
3.2 Making the Votes Not Count in Nigeria ————————– 68
3.3 Violations of Electoral Laws ————————————– 78
3.4 Nigerian’s Elections and Election Management Trends and
Analysis ————————————————————— 83
CHAPTER FOUR: CIVIL LIBERTIES ORGANIZATION AND DETERRENCE
OF ELECTORAL FRAUDS FROM AREAS OBSERVED
4.1 State Institutions and the Electoral Process: Perceptions of
Partiality ————————————————————– 88
4.2 Attacks Against Opposition Candidate ————————– 93
4.3 Election Administration: Crisis of public confidence and
candidates Disqualification. —————————————- 94
4.4 Perceptions of Impunity and Police Bias ————————- 97
4.5 Fraud, Violence and other Irregularities Across the States —— 99
CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND
RECOMMENDATION
5.1 Summary ————————————————————– 101
5.2 Conclusion ———————————————————— 102
5.3 Recommendations —————————————————- 106
Bibliography ———————————————————- 113

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