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Elections in the Fourth Republic have been characterized by monumental irregularities and malpractices which magnitude increases with every election.Despite the fact that Nigeria has experienced about sixteen years of uninterrupted democracy practice the are various challenges confronting democratic consolidation and good governance in the Nigeria.
For any nation to be consolidated, the level of corruption will be reduce to the minimal, some developing countries have succeed by reducing the corruption and their president serves as anti-corruption champion e.g Botswana in Africa and Singapore in Asia.
Strikingly, Buhari’s commitment is no more than announcing his determination to uphold Section 15 (5) of the 1999 Constitution amended.
“The State shall abolish all corrupt practices and abuse of power”.
Corruption constitutes one of the greatest challenges and threats to the democrat consolidation in Nigeria Fourth Republic.
The incidence of corruption in the country reached a crescendo in 2004 when a German based non-governmental organisation called Transparency International in its 2004 Corruption Perception Index(CPI), report projected Nigeria as the 2nd most corrupt country in the world(132nd out of 133 countries surveyed)Since the emergency of the fourth republic, Election and democratic practice in Nigeria has been more of a force than a serious fact.
Military dictatorship was replaced by representative democracy with the hopes and aspirations of good governance much higher than what the seemingly collapsible democratic institutions could fulfil.