Constitutional Grounds for Questioning Elections in Nigeria: An Overview

  •  F. O. Osadolor    


Periodic elections are major planks of democracy that has its attendant grievance procedure which ensures that the real consent of the governed is sort and obtained. The origination process in Nigeria is through election petitions, which is sui generis. The appropriate electoral statute and the constitution prescribe the grounds for questioning elections in Nigeria. The essence of this paper therefore is to resolve the apparent conflict as to where to predicate the grounds for questioning elections in Nigeria. Is it the Electoral Act, the Constitution or both in pursuit of electoral justice: Quo vadis?

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  • ISSN(Print): 1913-9047
  • ISSN(Online): 1913-9055
  • Started: 2008
  • Frequency: quarterly

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