Security Arrangements for the 2011 Elections

This article reviews the security arrangements that undergirded the relative
peace and order that characterised the 2011 general elections. It explores
the security guarantees for the various phases of the election and argues
that the elaborate security arrangements not only ensured relative peace
but contributed to the credibility of the elections. It argues, further, that the
neutrality of the security agencies reflects the commitment of the president
to ensuring free and fair elections and therefore the uncompromised use of
security agencies. The agencies were therefore able to cooperate with each
other and with the electoral management body to support the electoral
process. The article also suggests possible improvements in the security
arrangements for future elections.

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Categories: Journal of African Elections
Tags: Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Electoral Act of 2010, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), INEC, People’s Democratic Party (PDP), President Goodluck Jonathan, President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua
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