ELECTORAL VIOLENCE AND POLITICAL APATHY IN NIGERIA (A case STUDY OF KEBBE LOCAL GOVERNMENT SOKOTO state)
The BAYELSA and KOGI State 2015 general elections will be the subject of this paper's research to determine the causes of electoral violence in Nigeria's democracy.
The study was based on the Frustration Aggression theory and utilized content analysis and a survey research approach.
Electoral violence in Nigeria has been traced to a number of causes, including voter dissatisfaction, candidates' avarice, hunger, and poverty, according to the study's findings. In order to alleviate voter anger and discontent, it was recommended that elected officials keep the campaign promises they made, and that the electoral body (INEC) come up with a way to enthrone or conduct elections free of fraud (rigging, intimidation of electorates and false declaration of results).
Anxiety and fear can lead to political indifference in those who live in a country that is on the verge of political and electoral violence. If we want to maintain genuine democracy where the people's votes count, we must eliminate these threats (fear, trepidation, and apathy toward political parties) with the help of the electoral authority (INEC).
Political violence in Nigerian elections is a problem that the country's Electoral Commission (EC) is working to address.
The following is a brief summary of the main points
It is not uncommon for the process of electing representatives of the people to public office to be more complicated in developing countries, such as Nigeria. It is impossible to overstate the importance of free and fair elections in a representative democracy.
Every democracy's beating heart, elections  are revered around the world. Election-related problems are becoming more and more popular, particularly in the study of politics. Elections play a pivotal role in the democratic consolidation of every democratic state, according to political science academics [2-3].
In order to exercise their inherent power and sovereignty, citizens primarily rely on the electoral process. Who receives what and when, and why, is decided by the people at regular periods of time.
Attempts to decide who gets what and how in Nigerian politics have frequently resulted in election violence across the country's 36 states, as well as outside. As a result of representational, campaign, balloting, and result conflicts that have plagued Nigerian politics since the 1950s [3,4], electoral violence has become a permanent concern.
There have been at least 58 Nigerians killed as a result of election-related violence, according to a report from Nigeria's human rights organization released Friday.
In the last 50 days, 61 incidents of pre-election violence were reported in 22 states, with 58 people murdered, according to a study compiled by the national human rights committee. Numerous people have been killed and countless properties have been destroyed as a result of the difficult circumstances.
Even after the return to civilian administration in 1999, Nigeria's general elections have always been a tumultuous and violent affair.
There was a great deal of criticism leveled against Nigeria's 2007 elections for their level of violence, disorganization, and significant rigging. As in 2003, analysts and observers deemed April 2011's elections to be one of the most credible since the restoration of democracy.
Nevertheless, more than 1,000 people were killed in post-election protests . Democratization in sub-Saharan Africa is being shattered by violence over election-related problems, and this calls for an examination of the role of elections in democratic leadership. Between the 2003 general election and the 2015 general election in Nigeria,
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