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VOTE BUYING AND ITS IMPLICATIONS ON DEMOCRACY IN NIGERIA

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: The research investigated vote buying and its implications on democracy in Nigeria: Assessment of Ekiti and Osun States Gubernatorial Election. The theory that supported this study was Social Exchange Theory and Elaboration Likelihood Model Theory (ELM). A survey research method was employed and questionnaires were administered to respondents in Osogbo to elicit responses from the respondents. The data were analyzed in descriptive statistics ( frequency and percentage method). The findings show that vote buying is definitely affecting democracy as money bank politicians usually win the election. Poverty and illiteracy are other factors identified as another cause. The study recommended that electorates in Nigeria should be extensively educated on the need to stop vote buying.


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