ELECTORAL VIOLENCE, NIGERIAS MOST SIGNIFICANT THREAT

Electoral violence is one of Nigeria’s most significant threats to free, fair, and credible elections. The effects of violence during elections include low voter turnout, the
emergence of an unpopular government and ultimately, the loss of lives and
properties. In the 2021 governorship elections in Anambra, the state witnessed a
spiraling of pre-election violence.

Therefore, under its Strengthening the Delivery of
Peace and Security (SDPS) Project funded by the UK AID, the Centre for Democracy and
Development implemented peace messaging in election contexts in English, Pidgin and Igbo
on radio and television stations in Anambra State

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