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ETHNICITY AND VOTERS’ BEHAVIOUR: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF GHANA AND NIGERIA, 2003-2008

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TITLE PAGE…………………………………………………………………….………..i
APPROVAL PAGE………………………………………………………………………..ii
DEDICATION…………………………………………………………………………….iii
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT…………………………………………………………………..iv
ABSTRACT…………………………………………………………………………………v
TABLE OF CONTENTS…………………………………………………………………vi
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION…… …………………………………… …..… .1
1.1. Statement of the Problem………………………………………………………..… .4
1.2. Objectives of the Study………………… ….……………………………………..6
1.3. Significance of the Study………….………. … ……… ……………………… …6
1.4. Literature Review…………………………… ……… … …………… ……… …7
1.5. Theoretical Framework…………………………………… …… … ……… …. 15
1.6. Hypotheses………………………………………………………. .. ……. ……………20
1.7. Method of Data Collection…………………………………… … …………… ……..21
1.8. Method of Data Analysis………………………………………….. .. …………………. … ..21
CHAPTER TWO: A HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF ETHNICITY IN
NIGERIA AND GHANA (FROM PRE-INDEPENDENCE)
2.1. Ethnicity in Nigerian politics………… ………… ……………… ……. ………… 22
2.2. Ethnicity in Ghana’s Politics……….. ……..……… ……… ……… …… … .. .25
2.3. Ethnicity and Ghana’s Two-Party System .………..……. ……… …….. … ……..32
CHAPTER THREE: ETHNICITY AND VOTING BEHAVIOUR IN GHANA AND
NIGERIA
3.1. The 2003/2007 Nigeria Election Results…… ……… …. …… ……… …. ….36
3.2. Ghana 2004/2008 General Elections………………… … ……………………..50
CHAPTER FOUR: ETHNIC DISTRIBUTION OF GOVERNMENT
APPOINTMENTS AND VOTING BEHAVIOUR IN
NIGERIA AND GHANA
4.1. Ethnic representation in Key offices in Ghana and Nigeria………………………….52
CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSION
5.1. Summary and Conclusion…………………………………………………… ..…..58
BIBLIOGRAPHY………………

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