Governance and the Electoral Process: Nigeria and the United States of America
Nigeria, African's most populous country, went back to a democratically elected government after the February 27th, 1999 elections. This democratisation has corne in the wake of many struggles some of which resulted in certain leading figures being killed. The climax of those dark days was during the reign of Sani Abacha. Indeed it was in his bloody period of rule that Nigeria was ostracised from the Commonwealth. In reviewing this text which was published in his reign, I will be reflecting on how his regime brazenly banned scholars not only from Nigeria but also Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Ghana and USA from holding a conference whose theme was "Governance and the electoral process"