INTRODUCTION
Plurality electoral system has been found to restrict representation, provoke electoral fraud and violence, waste huge number of votes, and heighten tensions. Consequently, there has been an increased interest in how to solve the above problems inherent in Nigeria‘s plurality electoral
system and sustain her democracy. This is evident in the past legal and institutional reforms that have taken place in Nigeria – pre- and post-independence. From political literature, little efforts have been made to consider an outright change of the plurality electoral system of first-past-thepost (FPTP) currently being practised in Nigeria and the adoption of other electoral systems, as an options that could help lessen the electoral problems in the country.

The plurality electoral system otherwise known as first-past-the-post (FPTP) is fraught with the problems of unfair political representation or political exclusion. The phrase ―fair representation also referred to as ―fair partisan representation denotes that a party which wins approximately
ten percent of the votes in a parliamentary or legislative election should win approximately ten

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