ElectionGudie

March 28, 2015 Held

26,432,083
Voted
Nigeria

Federal Republic of Nigeria

Election for Nigerian House of Representatives

Results

39%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:26,432,083
Valid Votes:26,432,083
Invalid Votes:None

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

All Progressives Congress (APC) 212 None

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 140 None

Social Democratic Party (SDP) 1 None

All Progressives Grand Alliance 5 None

Accord Party 1 None

Labour Party 1 None

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 360 seats in the House of Representatives

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 Parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: People's Democratic Party (PDP)
    • Leader: Goodluck JONATHAN
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 202
  • Party: United Progressive Party (UPP)
    • Leader: Chief Chekwas OKORIE
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives Election: 0
  • Party: Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN)
    • Leader: Engr. Olu OKUNRIABOYE
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 0
  • Party: United Democratic Party (UDP)
    • Leader: Dr. Umaru DIKKO
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 0
  • Party: All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)
    • Leader:  Chief (Sir) Victor C. Umeh
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 6
  • Party: Labour Party (LP)
    • Leader: Barr Dan NWANYANWU
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 8
  • Party: National Conscience Party (NCP)
    • Leader: Yunusa TANKO
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 0
  • Party: All Progressives Congress (APC)  *
    • Leader: Chief Odigie OYEGUN
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 126
  • Party: African Democratic Congress (ADC)
    • Leader: Chief Ralph Okey NWOSU
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 0
  • Party: Kowa Party
    • Leader: Alh. Umar MUSTAPHA
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 0
  • Party: Alliance for Democracy
    • Leader: AD Senator Mojisoluwa AKINFENWA
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 0
  • Party: Action Alliance
    • Leader: Tunde Anifowose KELANI
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 0
  • Party: Accord Party
    • Leader: Mohammad Lawal NALADO
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 5
  • Party: Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN)
    • Leader: Lawal M.T. ADAMU
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 1
  • Party: Democratic Peoples Party (DPP)
    • Leader: Maj. Gen. MAGASHI
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 2
  • Party: Peoples Democratic Party (PD)
    • Leader: Ahmed Adamu MUAZU
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 1

*This is an opposition alliance consisting of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and the All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP). In the 2011 House of Representatives election the CAN won 66 seats, the CPC won 35 and the ANPP won 25.

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.)