7 facts and figures about how Nigerians voted in 2019 presidential election

7 facts and figures about how Nigerians voted in 2019 presidential election

The 2019 presidential election has come and gone, with President Muhammadu Buhari emerging as the winner, according to the declaration by the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, on Tuesday, February 27.

Legit.ng, in this piece, presents some key statistics on Nigerians' voting patterns during the presidential election.

1. Only 34.75% of registered voters participated in the 2019 presidential election

Only 34.75% of registered voters actually voted in the just concluded presidential elections, according data released by INEC. The percentage represents 28,614,190 people who cast their votes during the elections.

This is 0.91% less than the total number of accredited voters who make up a total 35.66% (29,364,209) of total registered voters.

7 Facts and figures about how Nigerians voted in 2019 presidential election

Table showing distribution of registered voters and cast votes. Credit: NAN
Source: UGC

READ ALSO: Obasanjo keeps mum over President Buhari’s re-election

2. The number of valid votes

Just 33.18% (27,324,583) of the 82,344,107 registered voters were valid votes that led to the final decision.

3. President Buhari's total votes

President Buhari polled 55.6% or 15,191,847 votes of the total votes cast to win, leaving his rival,

4. Atiku's total votes

Atiku polled 41.22% or 11,262,978 votes, emerging as the closest rival to President Buhari.

5. Kano has the highest number of votes cast

Kano state had the highest number of votes cast – 1,964,751 and 1,891,134 valid votes

7 Facts and figures about how Nigerians voted in 2019 presidential election

Table showing states with the highest voter turnout. Credit: NAN
Source: UGC

6. Jigawa has the highest rate of voter turnout

Jigawa had the highest rate of voter turnout with 55.67% (1,171,801) of its registered voters showing up for accreditation.

About 52.55% of its registered voters had valid votes. This was followed by Katsina state with 48.45% (1,555,473) and Sokoto state with 46% or 871,891 valid voters.

7. Lagos state leads the states with the lowest voter turnout

Lagos state led the states with the lowest voter turnout of 17.25% (1,089,567), followed by Abia with 18% or 323,291 votes and Rivers with 19.97% (642,165) valid voters.

7 Facts and figures about how Nigerians voted in 2019 presidential election

Table showing states with the lowest voter turnout. Credit: NAN
Source: UGC

PAY ATTENTION: Download our mobile app to enjoy the latest news update

Meanwhile, the British prime minister, Theresa May, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on the outcome of the just concluded 2019 presidential election that made him accomplish his second term bid in office.

May sent the congratulatory message to President Buhari in a tweet posted on her Twitter handle, @10DowningStreet, on Wednesday, February 27.

According to the UK prime minister, she witnessed first-hand the importance of the UK-Nigeria relationship during her trip last year.

She said she looked forward to continuing the close partnership and strengthening the shared prosperity and security.

INEC announces Buhari as 2019 election winner, Nigerians react | Legit TV:

Source: Legit

Mailfire view pixel