African Journal of
Political Science and International Relations

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pol. Sci. Int. Relat.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0832
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPSIR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 400

Full Length Research Paper

Intra and inter party post-election crisis/feud management in a pluralistic democracy: An x-ray of the Nigerian political landscape

  S. T. Akindele  
Department of Political Science, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 09 December 2010
  •  Published: 30 June 2011



The analysis in this paper focuses on intra and inter-party electoral crisis/feud management in pluralistic polities of the world. While the study specifically focused on the Nigerian political landscape, where applicable, engaged in a synoptic juxta-positional analysis of the experiences of other pluralistic democracies notably the United States of America and India. The analysis choreographed the Nigerian nation’s political dilemmas in the context of various developments within it right from the colonial period to date and identified what is considered relevant and necessary to be done to rid Nigerian nation of her present political dilemmas.


Key words: Intra and inter party, pluralistic democracy, Nigeria political landscape.