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21 July 1979 State Assembly Elections in Nigeria
 
National Summary*

Registered Voters

Not Available

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

Not Available (N/A)

Party Number of Seats (1,346)
National Party of Nigeria (NPN) 487
Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) 332
Nigerian People's Party (NPP) 225
Greater Nigerian People's Party (GNPP) 158
People's Redemption Party (PRP) 144
*While most sources list 1,347 as the number of state assembly seats, the state-by-state breakdown of those seats totals 1,346.
 
Election Results
(Note: No figures are available regarding the number of registered voters or voter turnout at the state level.)
 
 
Anambra State
Party Number of Seats (87)
Nigerian People's Party (NPP) 73
National Party of Nigeria (NPN) 13
Greater Nigerian People's Party (GNPP) 1
 
Bauchi State
Party Number of Seats (60)
National Party of Nigeria (NPN) 45
Greater Nigerian People's Party (GNPP) 9
Nigerian People's Party (NPP) 4
People's Redemption Party (PRP) 2
 
Bendel State
Party Number of Seats (60)
Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) 34
National Party of Nigeria (NPN) 22
Nigerian People's Party (NPP) 4
 
Benue State
Party Number of Seats (57)
National Party of Nigeria (NPN) 48
Greater Nigerian People's Party (GNPP) 6
Nigerian People's Party (NPP) 3
 
Borno State
Party Number of Seats (72)
Greater Nigerian People's Party (GNPP) 59
National Party of Nigeria (NPN) 11
People's Redemption Party (PRP) 2
 
Cross River State
Party Number of Seats (84)
National Party of Nigeria (NPN) 58
Greater Nigerian People's Party (GNPP) 16
Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) 7
Nigerian People's Party (NPP) 3
 
Gongola State
Party Number of Seats (63)
Greater Nigerian People's Party (GNPP) 25
Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) 18
National Party of Nigeria (NPN) 15
Nigerian People's Party (NPP) 4
People's Redemption Party (PRP) 1
 
Imo State
Party Number of Seats (90)
Nigerian People's Party (NPP) 79
National Party of Nigeria (NPN) 9
Greater Nigerian People's Party (GNPP) 2
 
Kaduna State
Party Number of Seats (94)
National Party of Nigeria (NPN) 64
People's Redemption Party (PRP) 16
Greater Nigerian People's Party (GNPP) 10
Nigerian People's Party (NPP) 6
Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) 3
 
Kano State
Party Number of Seats (138)
People's Redemption Party (PRP) 123
National Party of Nigeria (NPN) 11
Greater Nigerian People's Party (GNPP) 3
Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) 1
 
Kwara State
Party Number of Seats (42)
National Party of Nigeria (NPN) 25
Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) 15
Greater Nigerian People's Party (GNPP) 2
 
Lagos State
Party Number of Seats (36)
Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) 36
 
Niger State
Party Number of Seats (30)
National Party of Nigeria (NPN) 28
Greater Nigerian People's Party (GNPP) 2
 
Ogun State
Party Number of Seats (36)
Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) 36
 
Ondo State
Party Number of Seats (66)
Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) 65
National Party of Nigeria (NPN) 1
 
Oyo State
Party Number of Seats (126)
Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) 117
National Party of Nigeria (NPN) 9
 
Plateau State
Party Number of Seats (47)
Nigerian People's Party (NPP) 34
National Party of Nigeria (NPN) 10
Greater Nigerian People's Party (GNPP) 3
 
Rivers State
Party Number of Seats (42)
National Party of Nigeria (NPN) 26
Nigerian People's Party (NPP) 15
Greater Nigerian People's Party (GNPP) 1
 
Sokoto State
Party Number of Seats (111)
National Party of Nigeria (NPN) 92
Greater Nigerian People's Party (GNPP) 19