n Journal of African Elections - Nigerian elections since 1999
What does democracy mean?

Volume 8, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1609-4700



The Nigerian elections of April 2007 were neither credible nor well managed. The prospects of 'free and fair' elections determining the leaders of Nigeria in the future are also poor. Nonetheless, elections are a secure and consequential feature of the country's governance structure. This article analyses the institutionalised aspects of Nigeria's government, economy and society which produced this result and considers the prospects for positive reform in the near future.

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