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Party Politics and Gender Disparity in Nigeria’s National Assembly from 1999 to 2019 General Elections in Nigeria

Authors: Adenyi Theophilus Okechkwu

Country: Nigeria View / Download Full Text PDF File


Abstract: This paper examines party politics and gender disparity in Nigeria’s National Assembly from 1999 to 2019 general election in Nigeria with the objectives of finding out the role of party politics in perpetuating gender disparity in Nigeria’s Federal Legislature and to ascertain the effects of gender disparity in Nigeria’s National Assembly on women’s political development in the country. We adopted ex-post-facto research design and documentary method of data collection. Liberal feminism was adopted as framework of analysis. The study found that the inability of political parties in Nigeria to reserve some proportions of elective positions for women accounts for gender disparity in the National Assembly. The paper recommends that political parties in Nigeria should reserve some proportions of electable seats for female candidates during elections to National Assembly. This will ensure adequate representation of women in the country’s parliament.

Keywords: Political Parties, Gender Disparity, Democracy, National Assembly, Women


Paper Id: 1432

Published On: 2022-04-09

Published In: Volume 10, Issue 2, March-April 2022

Cite This: Party Politics and Gender Disparity in Nigeria’s National Assembly from 1999 to 2019 General Elections in Nigeria - Adenyi Theophilus Okechkwu - IJIRMPS Volume 10, Issue 2, March-April 2022.

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