2015 ELECTION - THE RACE TO ASO ROCK
Nigeria held a presidential election on the 28th of March 2015 to elect the next President and Commander-In-Chief who will occupy the prestigious ASO rock villa from 29th May 2015 to 29th May 2019.
The Election was won by the major opposition party, the All Progressive Party(APC) who defeated the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
The details of the result are as follows;
PDP won Abia State with 368,303 (96.50%), APC polled 13,394 (3.50%). Also, Adamawa had PDP polling 251,644 (40.2%), APC - 374,701 (59.8%); in Akwa Ibom, PDP polled 953,304 (94%) in contrast to APC which polled 58,411(6 %); while Anambra was won by PDP with 660,762 (97%) votes, relative to APC’s 17,926 (3%) votes.
Other results were as follows: Bauchi – PDP, 86,085 (8.5%), APC, 931,598(91.5%); Bayelsa—PDP 369,209(98.6%), APC 5,194 (1.4%); Benue—PDP303,737 (44.8%), APC 373,961 (55.2%); Borno –– PDP 25,640 (5.1%), APC ––473,543 (94.9); Cross River—414,863 (93.6%), APC 28,368 (6.4%); Delta—PDP 1,211,405 (96.1%) APC 48,910 (3.9%); while in Ebonyi State PDP polled 323,653 (94.3%) and APC got 19,518 (5.7%).
Others include: Edo—PDP 286,869 (58%), APC 208,469(42%); Ekiti—PDP 172,466 (58,90%), APC, 120,331 (41.10%); Enugu—PDP 553,003 (97.50%), APC 14,157 (2.50%); Gombe—PDP 96,873 (21.4%), APC 361,245 (78.9%); Imo—PDP 559,185 (81%), APC 133,253 (19%); and Jigawa—PDP 142,904 (13.90%), APC 885,988 (86.10%).
Other state results are: Kaduna—PDP 484,085 (30%), APC 1,127,760 (70%); Kano—PDP 215,779 (10.2%), APC 1,903,999 (89,80%), Katsina—PDP 98,937 (7%), APC 1,345,441 (93%); Kebbi—PDP 100,972 (15.1%), APC 567,883 (84.9%); Kogi—PDP 149,987 (36.20%), APC 264,851(63.80%); Kwara—PDP132,602 (30%), APC 302,146 (70%); Lagos—PDP 632,327 (44.4%), APC792,460 (55.6%); Nasarawa—PDP 273,460 (53.6%), APC 236,838 (46.40%); Niger—PDP 149,222 (18.5%), APC657,678 (81.5%); and Ogun—PDP 207,950 (40.3%), APC 308,290 (59.70%).
Others are Ondo –PDP251,368 (45.60%), APC 299,899 (54.40%); Osun—PDP 249,929 (39.50%), APC 383,603 (60,50%); Oyo—PDP 303,376 (36.50%), APC 528,620 (63.5%) Plateau –PDP 549,615 (56%), APC 429,140 (44%); Rivers—PDP 1,487,075 (95.6%), APC 69,238 (4.4%); Sokoto—PDP 152,199 (18.5%), APC 671,926 (81.5%); Taraba—PDP 310,800 (54.3%), APC 261,326 (45.7%); Yobe—PDP 25,526 (5.4%), APC 446,265 (94.6%); Zamfara—PDP 144,833 (19.1%), APC 612,202 (80.9%); and FCT—PDP 157,195 (51.80%), APC 146,399 (48.20%).
The presidential candidates are as follows;
1) Dr Goodluck Jonathan - The candidate of PDP, and the incumbent president of Nigeria.
2) Gen Muhammadu Buhari - The candidate of APC, and a former military head of state who has contested and lost in the past 3 presidential elections.
Tunde Anifowose-Kelani is the Presidential candidate of the Action Alliance (AA). He was born in Agbokojo, Ibadan, Oyo state, on April 5, 1965. He earned a first degree in Guidance and Counselling combined with Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan and a Master's degree in Personnel Psychology from the same university.
He has also served as the National President, Junior Chambers International (JCI), and Chief Executive Officer of The Siegener Sabithos Nigeria Limited. He is a member of the board of the Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan.
Rafiu Salau is the Presidential candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (AD). He is also the party’s National Secretary. The 58-year-old holds a Senior Secondary School leaving Certificate and believes that he is “the best candidate” for the number one office in the country.
He has pledged to create two million jobs if elected and also raise Nigeria’s foreign reserve to $200 billion.
Alhaji Ganiyu Galadima:
Ganiyu Galadima is the Presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN). Galadima was the acting National Chairman of the party before being named its flagbearer of December 11, 2014. Galadima has said that he believes strongly ‘in the need to end impunity in Nigeria’.
Dr Mani Ahmad:
Mani Ahmad is the Presidential candidate of African Democratic Congress (ADC). He has urged Nigerians to think about their situation and those responsible and vote for ADC for a paradigm shift. He also expressed optimism at his ability to deliver if elected into office.
Adebayo Musa Ayeni:
Adebayo Musa Ayeni is the Presidential candidate of the African Peoples Alliance (APA). He was the Deputy Governor of the old Ondo State from 1990 to 1992, the first civilian to hold the office during military rule. He is from Emure Ekiti in Ekiti State. Ayeni has promised to tackle corruption if elected into office.
Chief Sam Eke:
Sam Eke is the Presidential candidate
of the Citizens' Popular Party (CPP) and is also its National Chairman. He is an accountant and a native of the Ikwuana Local Government Area of Abia state.
He has attended the Pacific Western University, Janus University and the state University of New York, all in the US. Chief Eke has urged Nigerian politicians to shun “politics of bitterness” and the “do or die” mentality and also to refrain from gathering unnecessary wealth.
High Chief Ambrose Owuru:
High Chief Ambrose Owuru is the Presidential candidate of the Hope Democratic Party. He is the National Chairman of the party and has contested Presidential elections twice.
Owuru, who is a lawyer, was arrested and arraigned in 2013 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over an alleged N66 million fraud. Owuru has described his party as “a new generation party of statesmen who work for the future of our people.”
Remi Comfort Sonaiya:
Oluremi Comfort Sonaiya is the Presidential candidate of KOWA party. She is the only female contesting for the post. Dr Sonaiya, who was born on March 2nd, 1955, holds a doctorate degree in linguistics and is also a professor of French and applied linguistics at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU).
She has said that she is running for Nigeria’s number one office because she believes that an ‘ordinary citizen’ can do the job.
Chief Martin Onovo:
Chief Martin Onovo is the Presidential candidate of the National Conscience Party (NCP). He is an engineer by profession and holds degrees from the University of Ibadan and the University of Houston.
Chief Onovo contested the 2011 Presidential elections on the platform the Action Alliance (AA) in 2011. Onovo has said that if elected into power, his administration would use $9 billion to double power generation, transmission and distribution in two and half years.
Allagoa Chinedu is the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN). According to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mr Allagoa is 46-years-old and holds a Bachelor of Science degree. His running mate is 35-year-old Arabamhen Mary, a Secondary School leaving certificate holder.
Godson Okoye is the Presidential candidate of the United Democratic Party (UDP). He is a lawyer by profession. Okoye contested the governorship elections of Anambra State in 2010 and 2013.
Okoye has said that his vision is to vision is to “make Nigeria secure and prosperous, through effective governance to overcome our
current educational, security and power problems.”
Dr Chekwas Okorie:
Chekwas Okorie is the Presidential candidate of the United Progressive Party (UPP). He is also the pioneer National Chairman of the party. Dr Okorie was a close friend to the late Odimegwu Ojukwu and was also one of the founding members of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) before his departure from the party.
Share your support for any of them or any other person not in the list.PAST PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN NIGERIA2011 Presidential Election
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- Alhaji Umaru Musa Yaradua of the PDP emerged victorious with 24,638,063 votes while Major Gen Muhamadu Buhari of the ANPP and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the AC trailed behind with 6,605,299 votes and 2,637,848 votes respectively.2003 Presidential Election
– Gen Olusegun Obasanjo of the PDP was re-elected having secured 24,456,140 votes against 12,710,022 secured by Gen Muhammadu Buhari’s of the ANPP.1999 Presidential Election
- Gen Olusegun Obasanjo of the PDP defeated Olu Falae of AD . Obasanjo got 18,738,154 while Falae got 11,110,287 votes1993 Presidential Election
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- The result was victory for incumbent Shehu Shagari of the National Party of Nigeria
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