IFES

April 19, 2003 Held

Nigeria

Federal Republic of Nigeria

Election for President

Results

Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:42,018,735
Valid Votes:39,480,489
Invalid Votes:2,538,246

Candidates:

Olesugun OBASANJO24,456,140

61.94

Muhammadu BUHARI12,710,022

32.19

Chukwuemeka ODUMEGWU-OJUKWU1,297,445

3.29

Other Candidates275,836

0.6986640920278367

Chief NWOBODO Jim Ifeanyichukwu169,609

0.4296020750908126

Alhaji Chief Ganiyu FAWEHINMI161,333

0.40863982206502053

Sarah N. JIBRIL157,560

0.399083202844828

Ike Omar Sanda NWACHUKWU132,997

0.3368676613909215

Reverend Chris Ogenebrorie OKOTIE119,547

0.30280020087897086

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Nigeria

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 346 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 to serve 4-year terms*. In the House of Representatives 346 members are elected by popular vote to serve 4-year terms.

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

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Olesugun OBASANJO
    • Party: People's Democratic Party
  • Muhammadu BUHARI
    • Party: All Nigeria People's Party
  • Chukwuemeka Odumegwu OJUKWU
    • Party: All Progressives Grand Alliance
  • Jim NWODOBO
    • Party: United Nigeria People's Party
  • Gani FAWEHINMI
    • Party: National Conscience Party
  • Sarah JIBRIL
    • Party: Progressive Action Congress
  • Ike NWACHUKWU
    • Party: National Democratic Party
  • Chris OKOTIE
    • Party: Justice Party

Last presidential election:

  • The last presidential election was held on February 27, 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.)