Sociological Implications of Political Thuggery on Women’s Participation in Politics in Rural Ijumu Local Government of Kogi State

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2017

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Journal of Intellectual Discourse, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, Bauchi State University, Gadau.

Abstract

Political thuggery had over the years become rampant in the country where politicians turns youth into puppets and tools for achieving their political goals through violent means. Many women have been scared away from the political environment with this violent acts involved in by politicians through young people , this is the reason why this study examined the sociological implications of this behaviour on women's participation in politics. In order to achieve the objectives laid down in the research, the study made use of the survey method and multistage sampling technique was employed in selecting 233 respondents. Statistical Packages for Social Sciences (SPSS/PC) Version 20.0 was employed for data analysis. The statistical methods of percentage and cross tabulation were used for data analysis. Chi-square was then used to test the hypotheses that were formulated. Results of the study showed that political thuggery has many women dropped their ambition to run for one office or the other. it is therefore recommended that parents or guardians should socialize their wards in proper way as well as strive to provide the needs of the wards. Government should also address the problem of unemployment in Nigeria so as to reduce this deviant behaviour to the barest minimum.

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Politics, Women, Thuggery, Ijumu, Nigeria

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Raji, A., Muhammed, A. Y., Adeshina, I. O., Raji, A. A. & Bello, I. (2017): Sociological Implications of Political Thuggery on Women’s Participation in Politics in Rural Ijumu Local Government of Kogi State. Journal of Intellectual Discourse. 1(1); 124-135, Published by Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, Bauchi State University, Gadau.

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