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Nigeria Detailed Election Results
 
 
 
12 DECEMBER 1959 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ELECTION*
Party/[Coalition] Region National Total
Eastern Northern Western Lagos
Federal
Territory
Northern People's Congress (NPC) - 1,994,045 (61.19%) 32,960 (1.75%) 189
(0.17%)
2,027,194 (28.21%)
National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons-Northern Elements Progressive Union
[NCNC-NEPU]
1,246,984 (64.62%) 525,575 (16.13%) 758,462 (40.19%) 61,608 (55.97%) 2,592,629 (36.08%)
Action Group (AG) 445,144 (23.07%) 559,878 (17.18%) 933,680 (49.47%) 48,137 (43.73%) 1,986,839 (27.65%)
Others 237,626 (12.31%) 179,022 (5.49%) 162,107 (8.59%) 138
(0.13%)
578,893 (8.06%)
Total Valid Votes 1,929,754 3,258,520 1,887,209 110,072 7,185,555
Invalid/Blank Votes Not Available
Total Votes Not Available
Registered Voters 2,598,234 3,640,284 2,653,188 144,377 9,036,083
Voter Turnout N/A
SEATS WON BY REGION
Party/[Coalition] Region National Total
Eastern Northern Western Lagos
Federal
Territory
Northern People's Congress (NPC) - 134 - - 134
National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons-Northern Elements Progressive Union
[NCNC-NEPU]
58 8 21 2 89
Action Group (AG) 14 25 33 1 73
Others 1 7 8 - 16
Total Seats 73 174 62 3 312

*Post-electoral Composition:
--Northern People's Congress (NPC) and Allies - 148

--National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons-Northern Elements Progressive Union (NCNC-NEPU) - 89
--Action Group (AG) and Allies - 7

 
 
13 JULY 1963 REFERENDUM*
Division Results Total Valid Votes
"Yes" Votes "No" Votes
Number of Votes % of Votes Number of Votes % of Votes
Aboh 33,072 97.86% 722 2.14% 33,794
Afenmai 76,998 98.39% 1,260 1.61% 78,258
Asaba 68,637 99.47% 365 0.53% 69,002
Benin 130,562 98.43% 2,081 1.57% 132,643
Ishan 73,088 99.24% 563 0.76% 73,651
Urhobo 150,382 99.82% 273 0.18% 150,655
Warri 30,703 95.71% 1,377 4.29% 32,080
Western Ijaw 15,635 96.44% 577 3.56% 16,212
Division Total 579,077 98.77% 7,218 1.23% 586,295
*Referendum on the creation of the Mid-Western Region from a portion of the Western Region.
Note: Approval of the proposal required the support of at least 60 percent of the 654,130 registered voters, which was met.
 
 
30 DECEMBER 1964/18 MARCH 1965 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ELECTION*
Party/[Coalition] Region

National Total

Eastern Mid-Western Northern Western Lagos Federal Territory
Nigerian National Alliance [NNA] 198

Northern People's Congress (NPC) - - 162 - -
162
Nigerian National Democratic Party (NNDP) - - - 36 - 36
United Progressive Grand Alliance [UPGA] 109

National Council of Nigerian Citizens (NCNC) 64 14 - 5 1
84
Action Group (AG) 4 - - 15 2 21
Northern Progressive Front (NPF) - - 4 - - 4
Independents 2 - 1 - 1 5
Total Seats 70 14 167 57 4 312
*Due to a boycott of the 30 December 1964 elections in the Eastern Region as well as in some constituencies of Lagos and the Mid-Western Region, supplementary elections were held in these areas on 18 March 1965. The figures in the table reflect the composition after both rounds were held.
 
 
7 JULY 1979 SENATE ELECTION
State Party Total Seats
National Party of Nigeria
(NPN)
Unity Party of Nigeria
(UPN)
Nigerian People's Party (NPP) Greater Nigerian People's Party (GNPP) People's Redemption Party
(PRP)
Anambra - - 5 - - 5
Bauchi 5 - - - - 5
Bendel 1 4 - - - 5
Benue 5 - - - - 5
Borno 1 - - 4 - 5
Cross River 3 - - 2 - 5
Gongola 1 2 - 2 - 5
Imo - - 5 - - 5
Kaduna 3 - - - 2 5
Kano - - - - 5 5
Kwara 3 2 - - - 5
Lagos - 5 - - - 5
Niger 5 - - - - 5
Ogun - 5 - - - 5
Ondo - 5 - - - 5
Oyo - 5 - - - 5
Plateau 1 - 4 - - 5
Rivers 3 - 2 - - 5
Sokoto 5 - - - - 5
National Total 36 28 16 8 7 95
 
 
14 JULY 1979 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ELECTION
State Party Total Seats
National Party of Nigeria
(NPN)
Unity Party of Nigeria
(UPN)
Nigerian People's Party (NPP) Greater Nigerian People's Party (GNPP) People's Redemption Party
(PRP)
Anambra 3 - 26 - - 29
Bauchi 18 - 1 1 - 20
Bendel 6 12 2 - - 20
Benue 18 - 1 - - 19
Borno 2 - - 22 - 24
Cross River 22 2 - 4 - 28
Gongola 5 7 1 8 - 21
Imo 2 - 28 - - 30
Kaduna 19 1 2 1 10 33
Kano 7 - - - 39 46
Kwara 8 5 - 1 - 14
Lagos - 12 - - - 12
Niger 10 - - - - 10
Ogun - 12 - - - 12
Ondo - 22 - - - 22
Oyo 4 38 - - - 42
Plateau 3 - 13 - - 16
Rivers 10 - 4 - - 14
Sokoto 31 - - 6 - 37
National Total 168 111 78 43 49 449