THE CHALLENGES OF DEMOCRATIC CONSOLIDATION IN NIGERIA’S FOURTH REPUBLIC

  • Muhammad Aminu Kwasau Department Of Political Science, Faculty Of Arts, Management And Social Sciences, Federal University Dutsinma, Katsina State, Nigeria

Abstract

The new democratic dispensation in Nigeria was launched again in 1999 leading to the emergence of the fourth republic. This came after a long time of despotic military rule in the country. Democracy was highly embraced by all with expected hope that it will deliver good dividends and socioeconomic development. But not far into the fourth republic, the body polity became overheated by lots of challenges namely: corruption, electoral abnormalities, the politics of godfatherism, incessant poverty reinforced by mass unemployment, security question etc. These challenges are strongly affecting democratic stability and consolidation. The analysis of the above challenges is the mainstream of this paper.

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Published
2013-03-30
How to Cite
Kwasau, M. A. (2013). THE CHALLENGES OF DEMOCRATIC CONSOLIDATION IN NIGERIA’S FOURTH REPUBLIC. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 9(8). https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2013.v9n8p%p