Nigerian General Presidential Election 2019 Voting Live
Nigerian General Election Dates 2019
Nigerian General Election Date: 16 Feb 2019
The 109 members of the Senate are elected to 4-year terms, concurrent with the president, 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.
The 360 members of the House of Representatives are elected to 4-year terms, concurrent with the president, using first-past-the-post voting in single-member constituencies۔
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
|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|