Nigerian General Election 2019 Voting Live

Last Modified: January 23, 2019 at 7:03 am

Nigerian General Election 2019 Results Voting Live

Nigerian General Election Dates 2019

Nigerian General Election Date: 16 Feb 2019 

General elections will be held in Nigeria on 16 February 2019 to elect the President and the National Assembly. They will be the sixth quadrennial elections since the end of military rule in 1999. Presidential primaries are likely to be held during the last six months of 2018.

Meanwhil e,President Buhari has rejected the electoral bill presented by NASS due to the reason that it was sent late and also very close to an election.

Nigerian General Election Voting Live 2019

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4. INEC releases the final list of candidates for 2019 general elections.

The electoral system of Nigeria

The President of Nigeria is elected using a simple majority of the highest votes cast, as well as over 25% of the votes in at least two-thirds of states. The 360 members of the House of Representatives are elected using first-past-the-post voting in single-member constituencies, whilst the 109 members of the Senate are elected from 108 single-seat constituencies into which the States are divided (three each) and one single-seat constituency consisting the Federal Capital Territory, all by first-past-the-post voting.


Nigerian Parties and leaders


Incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari was selected as the All Progressives Congress candidate in the party primaries held on 29 September 2018.

Other declared candidates are:

  • Atiku Abubakar, former vice president, is the PDP Presidential Candidate.
  • Chike Ukaegbu, the founder of Startup52, is the presidential candidate of AAP.
  • Donald Duke, a former governor of Cross Rivers State, is the presidential candidate of the SDP.
  • Fela Durotoye, member of Alliance for New Nigeria.
  • Oby Ezekwesili, former Minister of Education and leader of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign.
  • Tope Fasua, founder and National Chairman of the Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party.
  • Rabiu Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano State.
  • Sule Lamido, a former governor of Jigawa State.
  • Ahmed Makarfi, former chairman of the People's Democratic Party National Caretaker Committee.
  • Obadiah Mailafia, former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and candidate of the African Democratic Congress.
  • Kingsley Moghalu, former Deputy Governor of the CBN and Professor of Practice at Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
  • Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, oil business mogul and presidential candidate for the Peoples Trust.
  • Remi Sonaiya, member of the KOWA Party and former university lecturer.
  • Omoyele Sowore, human rights activist, a pro-democracy campaigner, and publisher of news website Sahara Reporters.
  • Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, former Minister of Special Duties.

Nigerian past election results 


Candidate Party Votes %
Muhammadu Buhari All Progressives Congress 15,424,921 53.96
Goodluck Jonathan People's Democratic Party 12,853,162 44.96
Adebayo Ayeni African Peoples Alliance 53,537 0.19
Ganiyu Galadima Allied Congress Party of Nigeria 40,311 0.14
Sam Eke Citizens Popular Party 36,300 0.13
Rufus Salau Alliance for Democracy 30,673 0.11
Mani Ahmad African Democratic Congress 29,665 0.10
Allagoa Chinedu Peoples Party of Nigeria 24,475 0.09
Martin Onovo National Conscience Party 24,455 0.09
Tunde Anifowose-Kelani Accord Alliance 22,125 0.08
Chekwas Okorie United Progressive Party 18,220 0.06
Comfort Sonaiya KOWA Party 13,076 0.05
Godson Okoye United Democratic Party 9,208 0.03
Ambrose Albert Owuru Hope Party 7,435 0.03
Invalid/blank votes 844,519
Total 29,432,083 100
Registered voters/turnout 67,422,005 43.65



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