Democracy III

Civic Education S.S.S 3 First Term


Democracy III

Performance Objectives

Student should be able to:

1. Define and explain the meaning of democracy

2. Demonstrate how election is conducted


Process of democracy

Process of Democracy

According to American political scientist Larry Diamond, democracy consists of four key elements: a political system for choosing and replacing the government through free and fair elections; the active participation of the people, as citizens, in politics and civic life; protection of the human rights of all citizens; a rule of law, in which the laws and procedures apply equally to all citizens.

Nigeria rejected Britain’s parliamentary form of democracy which they had continued after independence in 1960 and chose the first wholly Nigerian-made constitution, to follow the American model instead. This choice was made with characteristic pragmatism: Nigeria, like the United States, is large, complex, and heterogeneous. There was therefore the notion that ‘What works for.... View More

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