n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Effect of election irregularities on socio-economic development of the people in selected rural communities of Delta State in Nigeria




Since the fourth Republic there have been trends of bad leadership in the State resulting from election irregularities committed that produce leaders in the State. The nature, extent and magnitude of rigging associated with elections in this state are posing a serious threat to the state quest for stable socioeconomic development and democratic practices, as well as the attainment of the long term goal of consolidated democracy. Thus, this study examines the effect of election irregularities on socio-economic development of the rural dwellers in Delta State. The study adopted descriptive survey research of Ex- post facto. The instrument used in this research work was tagged Election Irregularities Scale (SES), which was administered in three selected local Government in Delta South West Senatorial District. Chi square was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significant.


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