What happened in the 2015 election in Nigeria?

What happened in the 2015 election in Nigeria?

Opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari won the presidential election by more than 2.5 million votes. Incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan conceded defeat on 31 March, before the results from all 36 states had been announced. The election marked the first time an incumbent president had lost re-election in Nigeria.

When was 2015 Governorship election held in Nigeria?

An election for Governor of Lagos State took place on 11 April 2015. All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Akinwunmi Ambode, who is a former accountant general of Lagos State, defeated People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Jimi Agbaje and Alliance for Democracy (AD) candidate Bolaji Ogunseye.

Was there a 2015 election?

The 2015 United States elections were held (for the most part) on Tuesday, November 3. The off-year election included a special election for Speaker of the House.

When was Nigeria last election?

General elections were held in Nigeria on 23 February 2019 to elect the President, Vice President, House of Representatives and the Senate.

Who is INEC boss in Nigeria?

Mahmood Yakubu (born 1962) is a Nigerian academic and current chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

What’s the full meaning of INEC?

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was established by the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to among other things organize elections into various political offices in the country.

Which country does Lagos belong to?

Lagos, city and chief port, Lagos state, Nigeria. Until 1975 it was the capital of Lagos state, and until December 1991 it was the federal capital of Nigeria.

When was the 2015 election called?

October 19, 2015

Seats before 36 95
Seats won 184 44
Seat change 148 51
Popular vote 6,942,937 3,469,368
Percentage 39.47% 19.72%