ElectionGudie

April 12, 2003 Held

30,386,270
Voted
Nigeria

Federal Republic of Nigeria

Election for Nigerian House of Representatives

Results

48%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:30,386,270
Valid Votes:29,233,070
Invalid Votes:1,153,200

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

People's Democratic Party 223 - 15,927,807

54.49%

All Nigeria People's Party 96 - 8,021,531

27.44%

Alliance for Democracy 34 - 2,711,972

9.28%

Others 1 - 810,020

2.54%

United Nigeria Peoples Party 2 - 803,432

2.75%

National Democratic Party 1 - 561,161

1.92%

All Peoples Grand Alliance 2 - 397,147

1.36%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 360 seats in the House of Representatives

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.

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*. In the House of Representatives 360 members are elected by popular vote.

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

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: People's Democratic Party
    • Presidential Candidate: Olesegun OBASANJO
    • Seats won in last election: 206
  • Party: All Nigeria People's Party (ANPP)
    • Presidential Candidate: Muhammadu BUHARI
    • Seats won in last election: 74
  • Party: Alliance for Democracy
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: United Nigeria People's Party
    • Presidential Candidate: Jim NWOBODO
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: National Democratic Party
    • Presidential Candidate: Ike NWACHUKWU
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)
    • Presidential Candidate: Chukwuemeka Odumegwu OJUKWU
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Last parliamentary election:

  • The last parliamentary election was held on February 20, 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.)