Ibrahim Sani is currently a PhD student in Politics, School of Political and Social Science, University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He had his M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees from Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, Nigeria. After his first degree, he served as Electoral Officer in Funtua Local Government, Katsina State, Nigeria and as Administrative Officer, with National Poverty Eradication Commission, Abuja, Nigeria. Later after his master’s degree, he joined Usmanu University as lecturer II in Political Science.
His major research interests are elections, elections design, electoral governance and administration, public opinion, civil society organisations, democratisation and political party and party politics. He is doing his PhD on the question of electoral institutions and electoral process in Nigeria and Ghana. The research aims to describe and explain the role of electoral institutions on the quality of electoral processes and consolidation of people’s rule in the two countries. Drawing from the perspective of new institutionalism, the study emphasises institutional role in influencing the standard of electoral processes. Using comparative research design, it seeks to understand the susceptibility elections to electoral governance in first-past-the-post systems with different territorial power structures – one federal and the other unitary.