ElectionGudie

April 21, 2007 Held

35,397,517
Voted
Nigeria

Federal Republic of Nigeria

Election for President

Results

57%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:35,397,517
Valid Votes:35,397,517
Invalid Votes:0

Candidates:

Umaru Musa YAR'DUA24,638,063

69.60

Muhammadu BUHARI6,605,299

18.66

Atiku ABUBAKAR2,637,848

7.45

Orji Uzor KALU608,803

1.72

Attahiru Dalhatu BAFARAWA289,224

0

Chief Emerka ODUMEGWU-OJUKWU155,947

0

Pere AJUWA89,241

0

Reverend Chris Ogenebrorie OKOTIE74,049

0

Patrick O. UTOMI50,849

0

Asakarawon OLAPERE33,771

0

Ambrose OWURU28,519

0

Arthur NWANKWO24,164

0

Emmanuel Okereke22,677

0

Lawrence ADEDOYIN22,409

0

Alhaji Aliyu Habu FARI21,974

0

Galtima LIMAN21,665

0

Maxi OKWU14,027

0

Sunny OKOGWU13,566

0

Iheanyichukwu NNAJI11,705

0

Osagie OBAYUWANA8,229

0

Oladapo AGORO5,752

0

Akpone SOLOMON5,664

0

Isa ODIDI5,408

0

Aminu ABUBAKAR4,355

0

Mojisola Adekunle OBASANJO4,309

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 360 seats.

* The president is both the chief of state and head of government.
The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 4-year term (eligible for a second term). An absolute majority or at least 25% in two-thirds of the states is required for a candidate to be elected in the first round.

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 simple majority vote in multi-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms*. In the House of Representatives 360 members are elected by simple majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms.

* Three members are elected from each of the 36 states and one from Abuja.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Umaru Musa YAR'DUA
    • Party: People's Democratic Party (PDP)
  • Muhammadu BUHARI(RTD) GCFR
    • Party: All Nigeria Peoples' Party (ANPP)
  • Orji Uzor KALU
    • Party: Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA)
  • Attahiru Dalhatu BAFARAWA
    • Party: Democratic People's Party (DPP)
  • Chris O. OKOTIE
    • Party: Fresh Democratic Party (FRESH)
  • Patrick O. UTOMI
    • Party: African Democratic Congress (ADC)
  • Oladapo AGORO
    • Party: National Action Council (NAC)
  • Chukwuemeka ODUMEGWU-OJUKWU
    • Party: All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)
  • Alhaji Aliyu Habu FARI
    • Party: National Democratic Party (NDP)

Last Presidential election:

  • Presidential elections were last held on 19 April 2003. Olusegun OBASANJO was elected president with 61.9% of the vote. He was followed by Muhammadu BUHARI with 31.2% of the vote and Chukwuemeka Odumegwu OJUKWU with 3.3%.

Population and registered voters:

  • Population: 147,152,502 (2007)
  • Registered Voters: 61,567,036 (2007)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 72,431,259 (2007)

·         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: 25 (House of Representatives); 9 (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: 22,072,875 (est.)