INEC AND THE ART OF RIGGING ELECTIONS IN NIGERIA

By Idris Abiodun Usman At the heart of any democratic rein is the presence of periodic elections. That is why election is considered as the soul of any democracy.  It is the event that legitimizes a government; as many scholars have argued that the difference between autocracy and democracy is the presence of election and adherence to the rule of law.Article 21 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) recommends how elections should be conducted. It also states that elections are the only source of political legitimacy. It says,…

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