Obstructing the electoral process through false registration of voters, bribing voters, or taking bribes as a voter is a crime. In most instances it is a misdemeanour and punishable with a fine.
In 1993, Nigerian military ruler, Ibrahim Babangida, ordered fresh presidential elections, claiming that the original poll was tainted by misuse of campaign funds and manipulation. International observers reported that the election was the cleanest since independence in 1960. The Nigerian Bar Association accused the government of deliberately defying the collective will.