An Analysis of the Legal Regime of Election Administration in Nigeria

Z. O. Alayinde


Credible elections are vital for economic, socio and political development of any nation practicing democracy. Prominent among requirement for a free, fair and credible elections is the legal framework which regulates generally administration of election including the establishment of an electoral management body. This paper identifies and elucidates the provisions of the 1999 Constitution, which is the grundnorm of all the laws in Nigeria, relating to electoral matters in Nigeria. It examines the Electoral Act 2010 as well as the Electoral Guidelines. It identifies some of the lapses in the legal frameworks as it is presently and recommends measures to addressing them.

Keywords: Constitution, credible election, election management body, legal framework,

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