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MULTI-PARTY SYSTEM IN NIGERIA’S FOURTH REPUBLIC: CHALLENGES AND SUGGESTION

Gbolahan, C. O. and Duruji, M. M. (2017) MULTI-PARTY SYSTEM IN NIGERIA’S FOURTH REPUBLIC: CHALLENGES AND SUGGESTION. In: CUCEN 2017, Covenant University, Ota.

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Abstract

The viability of any democracy in the world today depends on the political party system which helps in the electoral process of a political system; democracy in Africa has witnessed a positive rise in recent times with democratic election being held in nation all over the continent to ascertain the true representation of the electorate through the political party system. This study critically looks into group theory in relation to party system, multi-party systems and democratic consolidation in Nigeria, pointing out the peculiar problems it faces in the fourth republic. Qualitative method was used in this study to collect data from existing literature. This paper posits that there are a lot of challenges facing the multi-party system in Nigeria today, some of the recommendations of this study will help solve these problems. This paper concludes that, multi-party system is a good fit for the political system in Nigeria’s fourth republic, but its flaws must be looked into to ensure it delivers the dividends of democracy to the people.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Mr Adewole Adewumi
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2018 19:41
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2018 19:41
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/10344

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