Electioneering Process and Global Democratic Governance: A Comparative Discourse of Nigeria and the United State of America

MUYIWA Samuel Adedayo


Every state of the world has burning desire for democratic governance for it’s public administration. This democratic governance has different reflections inv various continents and countries of the world. My focus in this paper is to compare the democratic governance in Nigeria and United State of America. This choice is made because United State of American democracy has been perceived by political analysts and socio-scientists as the model for global democracy. The comparison will be done by considering the point of convergence and divergence between the America and Nigeria democratic governance. The paper raises some questions for critical attention and discourse: (i) Does Nigeria colonial experience have significant impact on the country’s democratic governance? (ii) Do bilateral and multilateral relationships of Nigeria have impact upon her democratic governance? (iii) Can there be an afro-centric model of democracy? The paper concludes on the note that leaders and followers need positive value re-orientation for sustainable democratic governance in Nigeria.

Keywords: Democracy, American democracy; election; electoral malpractise; military coup.

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