Conflicting narratives of observation reports on Cameroonâ€™s 2004 presidential election and the problematic role of the state bureaucracy in the electoral process
This article portrays the legal framework applicable and assesses the impact of the several mentioned irregularities, especially if they were of sufficient magnitude or scope to change the proclaimed winner in the October 11, 2004 presidential election. Controversies and uncertainties over allegations of irregularities reflect the problematic role of the State bureaucracy, serious inadequacy and lack of...
Political influence on bureaucratic growth and social responsiveness: A case of Ondo State, Nigeria
This study takes a critical look at the ways through which political office holders manipulated recruitment into the public service of Ondo State between 1999 and 2003. It holds that the phenomenal rise in the size of the public service of Ondo state during this period was due largely to political exertion; something akin to the spoils systems in the 18th century United States. The cost implication of...