In Political Party Financing and Electoral Politics in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic, Babayo Sule provides a detailed analysis of the process of political party financing in Nigeria from 1999 to the present. Sule links the party financing process with the electoral process and explores issues of democratic accountability, transparency, and corruption in Nigeria under democratic rule. Issues of excessive spending, violation of legal procedures for party financing and monitoring of parties’ activities, particularly, finances are explored. The book presents an analytical discourse on elections and processes that influence an election in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic in which party financing and money politics are instrumental. This book observes how political corruption gains root in the process of party financing and builds a theory linking party financing, electoral politics, and democratic accountability. This book provides practical policy implications for strengthening Nigeria’s electoral process and transparency in its democracy.
Babayo Sule is senior lecturer in the Department of International Relations at Federal University of Kashere.
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Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two:Conceptualising Operational Terms
Chapter Three:Election and Electoral Process in Nigeria
Chapter Four: Background to Party System and Party Politics in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic
Chapter Five:Nature and Dimensions of Political Party Financing
Chapter Six: Theorising Party Financing in Nigeria’s Electoral Politics
Chapter Seven: Party Financing in Nigeria: Regulations and Allied Issues
Chapter Eight: Election Management Authority and Monitoring of Party Financing
Chapter Nine:Party Financing and Money Politics
Chapter Ten: Party Financing and Corruption in Electoral Process
Chapter Eleven: Conclusion
About the Author
"This book is an excellent piece and must read in the understanding of how political parties finance their activities in the electoral process during Nigeria's Fourth Republic. I therefore, highly recommend the book to the public."
"This book, Political Party Financing and Electoral Politics in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic, is an exploration of political parties and how they are financed in Nigeria since the return to democracy after a prolonged period of military rule in 1999. It is an up-to-date contribution to one of the most intriguing questions that always haunt the conduct of political parties in Nigeria’s electoral process. Babayo Sule captures the theory and practice of political parties, their institutional foundation and dynamics, contradictions and imperfections. This book is a must-read piece because it penetrates the discourse of financing political parties in Nigeria like no other and dissects other burning issues of considerable importance to the country’s epileptic democracy."
"Election and political party financing are great pillars and the backbone to democratic governance in both developed and developing states, Nigeria inclusive. This book is a compendium on political party financing and electoral process in Nigeria that would serves as a guide to developing states in Africa and beyond. It is timely and recommended not only to political parties but for researchers, stakeholders, anti-corruption agencies, civil society organizations, politicians, and the common man."
"Writing a book on political party financing and electoral politics in Nigeria at this time in its political history demonstrates courage and forthrightness despite the daunting challenges one encounters in researching party financing and related subjects, particularly in Nigeria. I recommend the book to every Nigerian citizen, as well as students and scholars of modern Nigeria."