ElectionGudie

March 28, 2015 Held

29,432,083
Voted
Nigeria

Federal Republic of Nigeria

Election for President

Results

42%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:29,432,083
Valid Votes:28,587,564
Invalid Votes:844,519

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

All Progressives Congress (APC) None 15,424,921

53.96%

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) None 12,853,162

44.96%

African Peoples Alliance (APA) None 53,537

0.19%

Allied Congress Party of Nigeria ACPN) None 40,311

0.14%

Citizens Popular Party (CPP) None 36,300

0.13%

Alliance For Democracy (AD) None 30,673

0.12%

African Democratic Congress (ADC) None 29,666

0.10%

Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN) None 24,475

0.09%

National Conscience Party (NCP) None 24,455

0.09%

Action Alliance (AA) None 22,125

0.08%

United Progressive Party (UPP) None 18,220

0.06%

Kowa Party (KP) None 13,076

0.05%

United Democratic Party (UDP) None 9,208

0.03%

Hope Democratic Party (HOPE) None 7,435

0.03%

More Info:

*Note: Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) won the presidential race.  

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Nigeria

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Goodluck JONATHAN *
  • Head of Government: President Goodluck JONATHAN
  • 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 qualified plurality 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. There is one single member constituency (Federal Capital Territory).

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Tunde ANIFOWOSE-KELANI
  • Ishaka Paul OFEMILE (Vice President)
    • Party: Action Alliance  (AA)
  • Rafiu SALAU
  • Akuchie Clinton CLIFF (Vice President)
    • Party: Alliance for Democracy (AD)
  • Ganiyu O. GALADIMA
  • Ojengbede Oluremi FARIDA (Vice President)
    • Party: Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN)
  • Dr. Mani Ibrahim AHMAD
  • Obianuju MURPHY-OZOHUE (Vice President)
    • Party: African Democratic Congress (ADC)
  • Ayeni Musa ADEBAYO
  • Anthony Faith OLOGBOSERE (Vice President)
    • Party: African Peoples Alliance (APA)
  • Muhammadu BUHARI
  • Yemi OSINBAJO (Vice President)
  • Chief Sam EKE
  • Hassana HASSAN (Vice President)
    • Party : Citizens Popular Party (CPP)
  • High Chief Ambrose N. Albert OWURI
  • Alhaji Haruna Yahaya SHABA (Vice President)
    • Party : HOPE
  • Comfort Oluremi SONAIYA
  • Seidu BOBBOI (Vice President)
  • Chief Martin ONOVO
  • Ibrahim MOHAMMED (Vice President)
    • Party : National Conscience Party (NCP)
  • Goodluck Ebele JONATHAN
  • Mohammed Namadi SAMBO (Vice President)
  • Allagoa Kelvin CHINEDU
  • Arabamhen MARY (Vice President)
    • Party: People’s Party of NIgeria (PPN)
  • Godson Mgbodile Ohaenyem OKOYE
  • Haruna ADAMU (Vice President)
    • Party: United Democratic Party (UDP)
  • Chief (Dr.) Chekwas OKORIE
  • Bello UMAR (Vice President)
    • Party: United Progressive Party (UPP)

Population and registered voters:

  • Population: 182,201,962 (2015)
  • Registered Voters: 67,422,005 (2015)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 89,413,012 (2015)

·         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: 20 (House of Representatives); 7 (Senate) following the 2015 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: 27,330,294 (est.)