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The 2003 Nigerian Elections that Broke the Jinx

T. A. Akinyele


I have come to believe that showing interest in the electoral process of one's country is not only one's civic responsibility but one of the best sources of getting better educated about the country from the point of view of history, demography, socio-economic and political dimensions of the country’s development. I watched with more than keen interest the preparations for and the conduct of the most recent elections in Nigeria meant to reaffirm Nigeria's commitment to the democratic process which started in May 1999 after fifteen years of military misrule. The elections consisted of National Assembly (i.e. House of Representatives and Senate) elections of Saturday, 12th April, and gubernatorial and presidential elections of 19th April, and the state assembly elections of 3rd May, 2003.

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West Africa Review. ISSN: 1525-4488 (online).
Editors: Adeleke Adeeko, Nkiru Nzegwu, and Olufemi Taiwo.

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