Political participation is defined as the process whereby individuals get themselves involved in the political activities and in the decision-making of their country.   Forms of political participation Individual’s political participation may take the following forms: Voting in elections: This is one of the ways of political participation and it gives the individual the opportunity to vote for candidates of his choice. Holding of public offices: The holding of public office allows the individual to contribute immensely in the areas of decision making and in other crucial issues of national importance. Contesting elections: When an individual stands as a candidate on the platform of his party for an elective post,…

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