KDI in recent times gauged the perception and confidence level of the public on election petition tribunals in Nigeria in a bid to assess what Nigerians think of the evolving role of the judiciary in the electoral processes. Also, to elicit views and opinions of Nigerians on how citizens are aware and understand what election petition tribunals do, how they function and the acceptability of the verdicts of these tribunals and overall get to know how the system may be improved upon.

This is with the belief that citizens’ acceptance of the EPT judgement is directly proportional to public perception and trust. Knowing that the electoral justice system is essential for ensuring electoral integrity and accountability. Also, the system has the power to shape the electorate’s level of actions and inactions in subsequent electoral processes – considering that public participation has an effect on the sustenance of democracy in a country like Nigeria.

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Last modified: July 3, 2023