Entries on Accounting
A Chieftain of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra State, Chief Chuks Okeke, recently testified at the ongoing Presidential Election Petition Tribunal alleging that election in the South East region were rigged in favour of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and President Goodluck Jonathan. Chuks Okeke alleged that his party conspired with and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to perpetrate election rigging. He however admitted under cross-examination that his allegation in respect of other states in the South East was based on information received from other politicians. Transparency, accountability and ethical re-orientations in the business of election and electoral process are tantamount to institutionalizing due process mechanisms in electoral matters. Due process stripped off all its technicalities, bails down to meticulous and enthusiastic observance of the laid down rules and regulations for election business. The paper examines what constitutes ethics, accountability and transparency in the conduct of election. It also examines electoral process and actors in the electoral process and the general observation in Nigeria’s electoral process. The paper goes on to identify the major problems and challenges associated with election in Nigeria and offers solutions to the problems identified.