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ELECTORAL PROCESS AND POLITICAL PARTICIPATION IN NKANU WEST L.G.A. OF ENUGU STATE DURING THE 2011 ELECTIONS

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title Page – – – – – – – – – -i
Approval Page – – – – – – – – -ii
Dedication – – – – – – – – – -iii
Acknowledgement – – – – – – – – -iv
Abstract – – – – – – – – – -v
Table of Contents – – – – – – – – -vi
List of Tables – – – – – – — – -ix
List of Figures – – – – – – – – -x
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION – – – – – -1
1.1 Background of the Study – – – – – – -1
1.2 Statement of the Problem – – – – – – -10
1.3 Objectives of the Study – – – – – – -11
1.4 Significance of the Study – – – – – – -11
1.5 Operational Definitions – – – – – – -12
CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW – – – – -17
2.1 Theoretical Literature – – – – – – – -17
2.2 Empirical Literature – – – – – – – -31
2.3 Gaps in Literature – – – – – – – -60
CHAPTER THREE: METHODOLOGY – – – – – -63
3.1 Theoretical Framework – – – – – – -63
3.2 Hypotheses – – – – – – – – -65
3.3 Research Design – – – – — – – -65
3.4 Methods of Data Gathering – – – – – – -67
3.5 Methods of Data Analysis – – – – – – -67
3.6 Empirical Validation – – – – – – – -68
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CHAPTER FOUR: POLITICAL BACKGROUND OF THE
NKANU WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA – – – -71
4.1 Patterns of Election Violence in Nkanu West – – – -74
4.2 Clash in Nkanu West (Agbani) – – – – – -80
4.3 The 2007 Elections in Nkanu West – – – – – -83
4.4 The Rigging Epidemic – – – – – – -87
4.5 The Security Deficit – – – – – – – -88
4.6 Legitimacy Deficit – – – – – – – -91
4.7 Diminishing Confidence in the Democratic Process – – – -92
4.8 Undermining Conflict Management – – – – – -95
4.9 Success Achieved – – – – – – – -96
CHAPTER FIVE: POLITICAL AND ELECTORAL PROBLEMS
IN THE NKANU WEST BY 2011 – – – – – – -97
5.1 Non-Compliance with Electoral Act 2010 and Lack of Internal
Democracy in the Selection of Candidates. – – – – -98
5.2 Influence of the Media – – – – – – -101
5.3 Security Operatives and Electoral Violence during the 2011 Elections -102
5.4 Opening and Accreditation – – – – – – -112
5.5 Voting Process – – – – – – – -115
5.6 Counting and Tabulation – – – – – – -117
5.7 Presidential Election 16 April 2011 – – – – – -118
5.8 The Post Election Petitions – – – – – – -118
5.9 Voting Process – – – – – – – -119
5.10 The Post Election Petitions – – – – – – -120
CHAPTER SIX: THE FUTURE OF POLITICS AND ELECTIONS
IN THE NKANU WEST LGA – – – – – – -122
6.1 Legal Framework – – – – – – – -123
6.2 Electoral Administration – – – – – – -125
6.3 Voter Registration – – – – – – – -128
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6.4 Petitions and Appeals – – – – – – – -132
6.5 Polling and Collation – – – – – – – -133
CHAPTER SEVEN: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND
RECOMMENDATIONS – – – – – – – -136
7.1 Summary – – – – – – – – -136
7.2 Conclusion – – – – – – – – -154
7.3 Recommendations – – – – – – – -156
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