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Title:A review of the December 8 local government election in Nigeria
Author:Fajonyomi, S.O.
Year:1991
Periodical:The African Review: A Journal of African Politics, Development and International Affairs
Volume:18
Issue:1-2
Pages:1-9
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:elections
1990
Abstract:The December 8 1990 local government election in Nigeria was the first interparty competition for political power since the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the National Republican Convention (NRC) were created as part of General Ibrahim Babangida's programme to return Nigeria to civilian rule in 1992. The author analyses the preparations for the election (choice of candidates, political campaigns), describes the electoral process itself, and considers the implications of the results for the politics of Nigeria's Third Republic. He concludes that the election results indicate that the two parties have disengaged themselves from the politics of tribalism and religion which characterized former political formations, and that Nigerians are ready for a smooth transition to civilian rule. Notes, ref.
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