ElectionGudie

Feb. 23, 2019 Confirmed

Nigeria

Federal Republic of Nigeria

Election for Nigerian House of Representatives

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Results:

Seats won in this election:*

  • All Progressives Congress (APC):      216
  • People's Democratic Party (PDP):      114
  • All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA):  10
  • African Democratic Congress (ADC):         3
  • People's Redemption Party (PRP):             2
  • Action Alliance (AA):                                   2
  • Scoail Democratic Party (SDP):                  1
  • Young Progressives Party (YPP):          1
  • Labor Party (LP):                                  1

* Ten seats have yet to be awarded and will be added here when they are.

At Stake in this Election:

  • 360 seats in the House of Representatives

Government Structure:

  • Chief of State: President Muhammadu BUHARI
  • Head of Government: President Muhammadu BUHARI
  • 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.

Electoral System:

  • The President is elected by qualified plurality vote to serve a 4-year 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. If no candidate wins in the first round, there is a second round between
  • In the Senate 109 members are elected by simple majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms. Each of the 36 states is divided into three senatorial districts. One senator is elected from each of these districts and the Federal Capital Territory. In the House of Representatives 360 members are elected by simple majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms.

Main Parties in this Election:*

  • Party: All Progressives Congress (APC) **
    • Leader: Comrade Adams Aliyu OSHIOMHOLE
    • Seats won in last election: 212
  • Party: People's Democratic Party (PDP)
    • Leader: Prince Uche SECONDUS
    • Seats won in last election: 140
  • Party: All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)
    • Leader:  Victor Ikechukwu OYE
    • Seats won in last election: 5
  • Party: Labour Party (LP)
    • Leader: Mike OMOTOSHO
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Party: Accord Party
    • Leader: Mohammad Lawal NALADO
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Party: Social Democratic Party (SDP)
    • Leader: Chief Olu FALAE
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Party: Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN)
    • Leader: Alhaji Ganiyu GALADIMA
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Zenith Labor Party (ZLP)
    • Leader: Olusegun MIMIKO
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Young Progressives Party (YPP)
    • Leader: Bishop AMAKIRI
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: African Action Congress (AAC)
    • Leader: Malcolm FABIYI
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

* There are 91 parties participating in this election.

** The All Progressives Congress 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).

Population and Registered Voters:

  • Population: 200,962,417 (2019 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 84,004,084

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 99,086,852 (2019 est.)
  • 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: 20/360 (House of Representatives); 7/108 (Senate)
  • Human Development Index Position: 157 (2018)
  • 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: 27,234,308 (est.)