The Role of Voter Education in Combating Hate Speech and Electoral Violence in Nigeria

Nokshuwan, E. J., Abubakar, I. Y., Gaadi, J. I., Bamgbade, F. A.


The paper examined the role of voter education in combating hate speech and electoral violence in Nigeria. Hate speech and electoral violence have been serious issues in Nigeria in recent time, they have caused many problems to the level of growth and development of Nigeria. There is no doubt in saying the development and culture of men affected by hate speech and electoral violence in Nigeria. Hence, this paper extensively discussed the concept of electoral violence and hate speech, forms, and causes of hate speech and electoral violence as well as the effects of hate speech and electoral violence. The paper concluded that the only mechanism in curbing hate speech and electoral violence which seed has eaten deep in the life of the electorates is voter education. To this end, the paper suggested among others that the government should create massive sensitization through voter education to prevent the menace of hate speeches in the country.

Keywords: Political Campaigns, Electoral Violence, Hate Speech, Voter Education

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/10-24-05

Publication date: December 31st 2020

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