It is just few hours to the 2019 general elections in Nigeria. Very soon we will find out, who will be the new president of the Nigeria.
To make a decision, it is very important to understand the previous history of the country, because the past always defines the future.
Do you remember well the events of the Nigerian past? Find out by taking our quiz. The correct answers are in the end of the article.
Below is a quiz how well do you remember previous presidential elections in Nigeria?
More about the historical facts of the previous elections
The first presidential election in Nigeria was held in 1979
Answer: True. Parliamentary elections were held in Nigeria on July 7, 1979 for the first time since 1964 to elect a Senate and House of Representatives on July 14.
Rate of ritual killings increases when it’s time for elections in Nigeria
Answer: False. It is important to be careful in believing all the information you read, especially before the elections. Do all your best to not get tricked by fake news.
Late president Yar’Adua scored highest votes ever recorded in a presidential election in 2007
Answer: True. He was the 13th president in Nigeria and got 24,638,063 of the 34,000,000 votes casted on April 14, 2007. The former president died in May, 2010.
In 2015, INEC postponed the general elections for six weeks
Answer: True. Goodluck Jonathan was the incumbent president in that time. The presidential election which was scheduled to take place on February 14, 2015 was postponed by six weeks to March 28, 2015.
Nigerian politician and pharmacist Olujimi Agbaje lost the Lagos state gubernatorial election to Akinwunmi Ambode in 2015
Answer: True. In 2015, Akinwunmi Ambode has defeated Olujimi Agbaje by an amount of 150,000 votes.
Funsho Williams contested against Bola Tinubu in the 2003 Lagos state governorship elections under the platform of AD
Answer: True. Bola Tinubu defeated his opponent and held office until 2007.
Atiku Abubakar contested against President Obasanjo in the 2003 presidential elections
Answer: False. Atiku Abubakar was a running mate of Olusegun Obasanjo.