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Title:Special issue: Nigeria general elections: from reforms to transformation
Editor:Momoh, AbubakarISNI
Year:2016
Periodical:Journal of African Elections (ISSN 1609-4700)
Volume:15
Issue:2
Pages:176
Language:English
City:Johannesburg
Publisher:EISA
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:elections
2015
information technology
social media
election campaigns
fraud
Abstract:This special issue focuses on the 2015 general elections in Nigeria. The election management body of the 2015 elections was determined to break with the tradition of use of temporary voters' cards (TVCs) - which had become a recipe for monumental rigging of votes - and embraced the use of permanent voters' cards (PVCs). The PVCs were to be verified by a smart card reader (SCR) and authenticated through a check on fingerprints and biometric data. This was to prevent impersonation of voters; it also provided an audit trail by keeping records of authenticated voters in the results from each polling unit (PU). The 2015 general elections also saw the use of social media and new modes of campaigns and political marketing, and new issues of soapbox sloganeering and campaigning. Contributions: Introduction (Abubakar Momoh); Political advert campaigns and voting behaviour: Akinwunmi Ambode's 2015 election campaign in Lagos State (Grace Ojekwe); Youth networks on Facebook and Twitter during the 2015 general elections in Nigeria (Ayodeji Anthony Aduloji); Nigeria's 2015 elections: permanent voter's cards, smart card readers and security challenges (Aremu Fatai Ayinde and Aluko Opeyemi Idowu); Smart card reader and the 2015 general elections in Nigeria (Emmanuel Alebiosu); Election rigging and the use of technology: the smart card reader as the joker in Nigeria's 2015 presidential election (Osita Agbu); Politics and the pulpit: the rise and decline of religion in Nigeria's 2015 presidential elections (Hakeem Onapajo); Democracy deferred: the effects of electoral malpractice on Nigeria's path to democratic consolidation (Moses T Aluaigba); Ethnicity and political transition programmes in Nigeria, 1960-1999 (Chris Ojukwu and Oni Ebenezer Oluwole). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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