ElectionGudie

April 19, 2003 Held

42,018,735
Voted
Nigeria

Federal Republic of Nigeria

Election for President

Results

65%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:42,018,735
Valid Votes:39,480,489
Invalid Votes:2,538,246

Candidates:

Olesugun OBASANJO24,456,140

61.94

Muhammadu BUHARI12,710,022

32.19

Chukwuemeka ODUMEGWU-OJUKWU1,297,445

3.29

Other Candidates275,836

0

Chief NWOBODO Jim Ifeanyichukwu169,609

0

Alhaji Chief Ganiyu FAWEHINMI161,333

0

Sarah N. JIBRIL157,560

0

Ike Omar Sanda NWACHUKWU132,997

0

Reverend Chris Ogenebrorie OKOTIE119,547

0

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Nigeria

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Olusegun OBASANJO
  • Head of Government: President Olusegun OBASANJO
  • Assembly: Nigeria has a bicameral National Assembly consisting of the Senate with 109 seats and the House of Representatives with 346 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Senate 109 members are elected by popular vote to serve 4-year terms*. In the House of Representatives 346 members are elected by popular vote to serve 4-year terms.

* 3 members are elected from each state plus one from Abuja.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Olesugun OBASANJO
    • Party: People's Democratic Party
  • Muhammadu BUHARI
    • Party: All Nigeria People's Party
  • Chukwuemeka Odumegwu OJUKWU
    • Party: All Progressives Grand Alliance
  • Jim NWODOBO
    • Party: United Nigeria People's Party
  • Gani FAWEHINMI
    • Party: National Conscience Party
  • Sarah JIBRIL
    • Party: Progressive Action Congress
  • Ike NWACHUKWU
    • Party: National Democratic Party
  • Chris OKOTIE
    • Party: Justice Party

Last presidential election:

  • The last presidential election was held on February 27, 1999.

Population and registered voters:

  • Population: 132,581,484 (2003)
  • Registered Voters: 60,823,022 (2003)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 65,373,969 (2003)

·         Is Nigeria a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (23 April 1984)

·         Has Nigeria ratified CEDAW: Yes (13 June 1985)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 22 (House of Representatives); 3 (Senate) following the 2003 elections

·         Human Development Index Position: 152 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very High (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Nigeria a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Nigeria ratified CRPD: Yes (24 September 2010)

·         Population with a disability: 19,887,222 (est.)