2015 GENERAL ELECTIONS IN NIGERIA: THE ROLE OF ABUJA PEACE ACCORD
Nigerian political landscape witnessed violence especially the 2011 election where more than 800 lives were lost and instability and insecurity dominated for weeks. Consequently, peace entrepreneurs; locally and internationally promoted violent-free election through the convocation of peace summit in Abuja leading to the political parties and their presidential candidates endorsing policy document for peaceful election in the pre-election cycle of the 2015 general election. Data gathered from primary and secondary sources were analyzed qualitatively using historical approach revealed that the peace accord contributed to the significantly to the peaceful atmosphere that pervaded the elections, the credibility, free and fair nature which culminated in the losers accepting defeat for the first time in trhe nation’s electoral history..
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