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Nigeria’s Electoral System Failed To Entrench Good Governance- Attahiru Jega

Nigeria’s Electoral System Failed To Entrench Good Governance- Attahiru Jega

Prof Attahiru  Jega ,the immediate past Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has said the electoral process across Africa has failed to entrench good governance in Africa.

Jega stated this on Thursday at the University of Ibadan, UI, while delivering 2019 Convocation Lecture titled, “Towards Credible Electoral Process and Sustainable Political Systems in Nigeria: What role for Universities”.

He said, “All over Africa, and indeed, to some extent, throughout the developing world, the electoral process is failing to entrench good governance and stable and sustainable democratic political systems as a result of what can be termed as a deficit of electoral integrity”.

He said vote-buying, violence, incumbency powers, and a range of electoral malpractices and fraudulent activities in the electoral process grossly undermine its utility as a vehicle for liberal democratic development.

 

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