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Article Number - A3F6AD741573


Vol.8(7), pp. 138-145 , October 2013
DOI: 10.5897/INGOJ2013.0278B
ISSN: 1993-8225



Review

An assessment of gender inequality in democratic politics in the fourth republic in Nigeria (1999-2003)


Ojo, John Sunday




University of Leeds, United Kingdom.


Email: Ojosunny2001@yahoo.com






 Accepted: 13 September 2013  Published: 31 October 2013

Copyright © 2013 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


Nigeria has been a patriarchy society where roles of women are restricted. This study revealed that women were underrepresented in the various political assignments such as presidential election, National assembly election, Ministerial Appointments, Federal House of Representative, Gubernatorial Election, State House of Assembly, Chairmanship and Councillorship Election at the local government level in the fourth republic. This study assessed gender inequality in democratic political participation in the fourth republic in Nigeria. It contends that socio-cultural beliefs of the people posed a quagmire to women political participation in Nigeria. It further suggests that there is need to encourage women’s education, changing traditional and cultural beliefs towards women within Nigerian political landscape for the overall national development.

Key words: Democracy, politics, gender, inequality, participation, election.


APA (2013). An assessment of gender inequality in democratic politics in the fourth republic in Nigeria (1999-2003). International NGO Journal, 8(7), 138-145 .
Chicago Ojo, John Sunday. "An assessment of gender inequality in democratic politics in the fourth republic in Nigeria (1999-2003)." International NGO Journal 8, no. 7 (2013): 138-145 .
MLA Ojo, John Sunday. "An assessment of gender inequality in democratic politics in the fourth republic in Nigeria (1999-2003)." International NGO Journal 8.7 (2013): 138-145 .
   
DOI 10.5897/INGOJ2013.0278B
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/INGOJ/article-abstract/A3F6AD741573

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