JSS3: CIVIC EDUCATION - 3RD TERM
Importance of Free and Fair Elections
There is a need for a free and fair election process in Nigeria in order to ensure the sustainability of our democracy. Some of the reasons for having free and fair elections include;
1. When elections are free and fair legitimate governments are installed.
2. It promotes stability and peaceful co-existence in the country.
3. A free and fair election brings about political development and growth.
4. Political parties and candidates test their popularity.
5. Free and fair elections make people to have faith in the political system.
6. It brings about political participation.
7. Free and fair elections are important in a democratic society because it promotes competition.