Pattern of Voterís Apathy in Presidential Elections in Nigeria
Track: Elections and Redistricting
Authors: Olalekan John Taiwo, Fethi Ahmed
We examined the spatio-temporal pattern and predictors of voterís apathy in presidential elections in Nigeria. We combined analysis of variance, hotspot tool, ordinary least square, and geographical weighted regression in identifying spatial predictors of voterís apathy among states. There is significant temporal (F= 4.811, P<0.05) and spatial (F=8.133 P<0.05) variations in voterís apathy in Nigeria. Voterís apathy predictors are population, revenue, unemployment, poverty and fuel expenditure.