EFFECTS OF POLTICAL DEFECTIONS ON DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE IN JIGAWA STATE, NIGERIA (1999-2013)

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EFFECTS OF POLTICAL DEFECTIONS ON DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE IN JIGAWA STATE, NIGERIA (1999-2013)

Abstract:

This study examines the effects of political defection on democratic governance in Jigawa State. Political defection has manifested itself in the State inthe form of frequent political decamping, existence of political moles that belonged to the ruling party while operating in the opposition political parties and anti-party politics among political parties and the electorate. In fact, some opposition political parties are being sponsored and sustained by the ruling party. The effects of political defection include weak opposition political parties, a dominant ruling party, materialism and lack of political accountability and adherence to rule of law etc. The study employs Beatriz Magaloni‟s theory of dominant ruling party survival as a theoretical guide. It utilized both primary and secondary sources of data using questionnaire, interviews and focus group discussions as measurement instruments as well as election results and statistics on poverty incidence in the study area. The indices used in measuring political defection include trend and rates of political defections, anti-party activities, etc.It reveals that material inducements and political office seeking are the main causes of political defection in Jigawa State and that it has affected negatively on democratic governance in the state. The effects include weak and unstable political parties, lack of public accountability and rule of law, and misplaced policy priority, etc. The study recommends that comprehensive and inclusive economic empowerment programmes should be formulated and properly executed by the government to checkmate the incidence of poverty in the study area so as to reduce materialism especially among the voters. Also, adequate constitutional provisions should be made to ban unnecessary defections by politicians holding political appointments in government

EFFECTS OF POLTICAL DEFECTIONS ON DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE IN JIGAWA STATE, NIGERIA (1999-2013)

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