1. February 16 and March 2, Nigerian citizens will go to the polls for general elections.
Citizens in each one of the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory will vote for president and members of the National and State Houses of Assembly. Governorship elections will be held in every state with the exception of Anambra, Ondo, Edo, Kogi, Bayelsa, Osun and Ekiti states. The tenure of the governors in these states has not yet expired because by-elections have been held since 2015.
2. Breakdown of candidates contesting elections:
3. Number of young people (18 – 35 years) contesting elections in Nigeria)
There are 1,515 youth candidates running for seats in the National Assembly which makes up a total of 23% of the candidates list.
The number of young people contesting for the Senate has increased by 13.5%, whilst for the House or Representatives has increased to 27.4% from 18% in 2015.
4. Total voter registration stats
Total number of registered voters on the national voters’ roll is 84,004,084. 52.86 % are men and 47.14 % women. 51.11% of the registered voters are between the ages 18 – 35 years old, with a total number 14,218,734 first-time voters registered.