Electoral Dynamics, Public Accountability and Good Governance in Nigeria: A Qualitative Research
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Public accountability and good governance have remained central issues in the current social science discourses. This study has consequently examined the relationship among electoral dynamics, public accountability and good governance (in Nigeria). The study was conducted actually on the eve of the Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) government’s inauguration in Nigeria. The study found that it is the unpredictability of the interplay among the electoral process, voting behaviour and electoral volatility that generically gives rise to electoral dynamics. It arrived at the conclusion that public accountability and good governance are largely dependent on good public policies. And that invariably, electoral dynamics necessitate the presentation and implementation of such sturdy policies by every representative government. In the context of electoral dynamics therefore, the study recommends the envisioning of a larger picture, to the incoming APC government, whereby it will not need to see who initiated the subsisting economic programmes in the country but who benefits from such initiatives – the voters.
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Idike, Adeline Nnenna