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Date of this Version

5-5-2021

Abstract

Abstract

This study seeks to bring to the fore, the roles of information towards the conduct of free, fair and creditable elections in Nigeria. It traces the historical perspectives of democracy which serves as the most veritable vehicle for credible election as well as the chronological outlook of elections in Nigeria since 1959. The work looks at what constitutes free, fair and credible elections as well as voters’ education and Rights. A critical look is taken at the attributes of information as well as the critical and major players of information in the electioneering processes in Nigeria. The study also examines the information needs of an ordinary electorate in Nigeria and how those needs could be met. It concludes by recommending a strong synergy of the Commission (INEC) with other media outfit, either print or electronic; this should be fostered as a pivot on which free, fair and credible elections stand.

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