Ethno-religious voting in Nigeria: interrogating voting patterns in the 2019 presidential election
Babalola, D. 2020. Ethno-religious voting in Nigeria: interrogating voting patterns in the 2019 presidential election. The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs. 109 (4), p. 377–385. https://doi.org/10.1080/00358533.2020.1788763
This article analyses voting patterns in Nigeria’s 2019 presidential election. Its main objective is to gauge continuity or change in ethnic, regional and religious voting in Nigeria’s elections. The paper takes a historical approach in examining voting patterns in the past elections as a background to the examination of the 2019 presidential election. It was discovered that ethnic, regional and religious sentiments were still major factors that shaped voting choice in the election.
|Keywords||Presidential election; Voting pattern; Ethno-regional identity; Religious identity|
|Journal||The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs|
|Journal citation||109 (4), p. 377–385|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1080/00358533.2020.1788763|
|Online||20 Aug 2020|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||03 Sep 2020|
|Accepted||12 Feb 2020|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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