Electoral malpractices II

Civic Education JSS2 Third Term

Sub-theme: Democracy

Week 9

Electoral malpractices II

Performance objectives

The student should be able to:

1. Mention the causes of electoral malpractices.

2. Explain in details the causes of electoral malpractices.


The causes of electoral malpractices

1. Over-ambition of politicians: Many politicians are over-ambitious and want to be in the office at all cost.

2. Frustration: Some politicians who have been repeatedly defeated at the polls may try to win elections through unlawful means.

3. Poverty: In situations of poverty, some people see elections periods as seasons to make quick money.

4. Illiteracy and ignorance: Politicians consequently take advantage of illiterates and many grassroots people; politicians lure them into one.... View More

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