Nigeria

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
25.02.2023
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
28.02.2027
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
109
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
93,469,008

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) retained the majority in the 109-member Senate and remained the largest force in the 360-member House of Representatives according to the preliminary results. The People's Democratic Party (PDP) remained the second largest force in both chambers. The Labour Party (LP), which held only one seat in the House of Representatives, became the third largest force in both chambers. Only 29% of 87 million eligible voters turned out in 2023, down from 36% in 2018.



In the presidential elections held in parallel with the parliamentary polls, Mr. Bola Ahmed Tinubu (APC), was elected in the first round. Mr. Atiku Abubakar (PDP) and Mr. Peter Obi (LP, formerly PDP) rejected the election results as fraudulent, an allegation that the independent electoral commission (INEC) denied. Observers from the European Union (EU) noted the late publication of the presidential election results: The Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) and the INEC Results Viewing Portal (IReV) reportedly did not work as expected. 



Major electoral issues in 2023 included the economy, and measures to reduce insecurity and unemployment. The inflation rate remains high (over 20% in 2023) and 33% of the population is unemployed. The country has seen a series of kidnappings for ransom, some of which involved school children as well.
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
54.13%
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
All Progressives Congress (APC) 59
People's Democratic Party (PDP) 36
Labour Party (LP) 8
New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) 2
Social Democratic Party (SDP) 2
All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) 1
Young Progressives Party (YPP) 1
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
106
Number of women elected
3
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
2.75%
Women Directly Elected
3

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
106
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
3
First-term parliamentarians The number of members who are assuming their parliamentary mandate for the first time following the election or renewal, regardless of their mode of designation.
86
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
13.06.2023
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Godswill Akpabio (Male)
Political party
All Progressives Congress (APC)
Date of election
13.06.2023