IJSRP, Volume 9, Issue 11, November 2019 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Paul A. Onuh; Chukwudi Aninweze & Nnaemeka E. Otagburuagu
The structure and substance of politics in Nigeria revolves largely around the factors of religion and ethnicity. Since independence, the voting behavior of Nigerians has reflected both ethnic and religious bias. In the 2011 and 2015 Presidential elections, the two leading candidates, one a Christian from South, and the other a Muslim from North, practically pitched the religious and ethnic cleavages of the electorate against each other.