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ELECTORAL MALPRACTICES AND DEMOCRATIC CONSOLIDATION IN NIGERIA: A STUDY OF THE 2007 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title Page – – – – – – – – – -i
Approval Page – – – – – – – – – -ii
Dedication – – – – – – – – – -iii
Acknowledgement – – – – – – – – -iv
Abstract – – – – – – – – – -vi
List of Tables – – – – – – – – – -vii
List of Abbreviations – – – – – – – – -viii
Table of Contents – – – – – – – – -x
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background of the Study – – – – – – -1
1.2 Statement of Problem – – – – – – – -3
1.3 Objective of Study – – – – – – – -5
1.4 Significance of the Study – – – – – – -5
1.5 Literature Review – – – – – – – -5
1.6 Theoretical Framework – – – – – – -20
1.7 Hypotheses – – – – – – – – -25
1.8 Methodology – – – – – – – – -25
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1.8.1 Research Design – – – – – – – -25
1.8.2 Method Data Collection – – – – – – -27
1.8.3 Method of Data Analysis – – – – – – -27
1.8.4 What is to be Measured – – – – – – -28
CHAPTER TWO: HISTORY OF ELECTORAL MANAGEMENT
BODIES; INEC AND THE CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS – – -29
2.1 History of Electoral Management Bodies in Nigeria – – – -29
2.2 INEC and the Management of Elections in Nigeria – – – -33
2.3 Mission – – – – – – – – – -35
2.4 Vision – – – – – – – – – -36
2.5 Structure of INEC/SIEC – – – – – – -36
2.6 Functions of the Independent National Electoral Commissions (INEC) -37
2.7 Independent of the Commissions – – – – – -38
2.8 Funding – – – – – – – – -39
2.9 The President – – – – – – – – -39
CHAPTER THREE: ELECTORAL MALPRACTICES DURING
THE 2007 GENERAL ELECTIONS – – – – – -41
3.1 Inclusion of Fictitious Names on Voters’ Registers – – – -41
3.2 Illegal Compilation of Separate Voters’ Lists – – – -42
3.3 Shortage of Polling Booth – – – – – – -42
3.4 Illegal Printing of Voters’ Cards – – – – – -43
3.5 Illegal Possession of Ballot Boxes – – – – – -43
3.6 Stuffing of Ballot Boxes – – – – – – -44
3.7 Multiple Voting – – – – – – – -44
3.8 Voting by Children – – – – – – – -44
3.9 Voting – – – – – – – – – -44
3.10 Secrecy of the Ballot – – – – – – – -45
3.11 Counting and Collation of Election Results – – – – -46
3.12 Declaration of election results – – – – – -46
3.13 Security in the Elections – – – – – – -48
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CHAPTER FOUR: INEC: FINANCIAL DEPENDENCE AND THE
CONDUCT OF THE 2007 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NIGERIA -51
4.1 Financial Dependence – – – – – – – -51
4.1.1 Financial Autonomy – – – – – – – -51
4.2 INEC and the Conduct of the 2007 Presidential Elections – – -55
CHAPTER FIVE: LACK OF INTERNAL PARTY DEMOCRACY
AND POLITICAL VIOLENCE – – – – – – -59
5.1 Godfatherism – – – – – – – – -59
5.2 Internal Party Democracy – – – – – – -62
5.3 Political Violence Witnessed During the 2007 Elections – – -69
5.4 Political Godfatherism, Internal Party Democracy and the Political
Violence Nexus – – – – – – – -73
CHAPTER SIX: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND
RECOMMENDATION – – – – – – – -76
6.1 Summary – – – – – – – – -76
6.2 Conclusion – – – – – – – – -77
6.3 Recommendation – – – – – – – -78
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