ElectionGudie

April 12, 2003 Held

29,995,171
Voted
Nigeria

Federal Republic of Nigeria

Election for Nigerian Senate

Results

48%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:29,995,171
Valid Votes:29,030,107
Invalid Votes:965,064

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

People's Democratic Party 73 - 15,585,538

54.63%

All Nigeria People's Party 28 - 8,091,783

27.87%

Alliance for Democracy 6 - 2,828,082

9.74%

United Nigeria Peoples Party - - 789,705

2.72%

Others - - 669,420

2.31%

National Democratic Party - - 459,462

1.59%

All Peoples Grand Alliance - - 429,073

1.48%

National Conscience Party - - 148,157

0.51%

Justice Party - - 28,887

0.10%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 109 seats in the Senate

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: 59
  • Party: All Nigeria People's Party (ANPP)
    • Presidential Candidate: Muhammadu BUHARI
    • Seats won in last election: 29
  • Party: Alliance for Democracy
    • Seats won in last election: 20
  • 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.)