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Nigeria's post-election review: A case for electoral reforms and grassroots advocacy strategies

Mike Omilusi

Article Number - 6516C1ADE4084  | Vol. 4(3), pp. 19-24, September 2023  | 
 Received: 10 July 2023 |  Accepted: 13 September 2023  |   Published: 30 September 2023

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Democracy has been the world’s predominant form of government in the last five decades, and there has been significant global progress on some of its key elements. However, conducting credible and transparent elections remains an immense challenge in many African countries. For instance, Nigeria’s troubled elections are a constant reminder of the country’s enduring “do or die” politics, poor electoral management, and endemic impunity. Such hurdles equally thwart attempts to establish democratic standards. This article stresses the necessity for effective legal frameworks that integrate every component of electoral reforms in accordance with best practices. It recommends an empirical application of the hybrid of both participatory democracy and deliberative democracy, through informed, active, and engaged citizenry.


Keywords: Democracy, Electoral reforms, Post-election review, Advocacy strategies, Engaged citizenry.




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Mike Omilusi

Department of Political Science, Ekiti State University, Nigeria.



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Omilusi, M. (2023). Nigeria's post-election review: A case for electoral reforms and grassroots advocacy strategies. Archives of Political Science Research, 4(3), 19-24.

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