WOMEN PARTICIPATION IN THE 2015 GENERAL ELECTIONS

Following the release of the names of all the Political Party Candidates cleared to run for the 2015 General Elections, Lawyers Alert’ conducted  analysis of the list of Candidates with a view to finding out the level of women participation in the electoral process, as well as political parties’ compliance to Gender balancing in the allotment of offices.

The analysis is based on the following benchmark:

  1. The total number of female contestants as against the male across all the parties, zones and states.

  2. The percentage difference between the two across all offices and state.

  3. Compliance to local, regional and international instruments that promotes and protects women rights and development.

  4. The level of increase or otherwise of women participation in the electoral process in comparison with the last general elections 2011.

Table 1: Distribution of the total number of female candidates participating in the 2015 General Elections according to Political Parties at the States House of Assembly levels.S/NOPOLITICAL PARTYNO. OF CANDIDATES1.MPPP252.APC243.ACCORD184.PDP185.NCP176.LP167.SDP168.CPP149.ACPN1310.ADC1211.UPP1112.PPA1013.KOWA914.UDP915.NNPP816.PPN617.ACD518.APGA519.ID520.APA421.AD422.DPP323.AA124.PDM125.UPN126.PDC1Total no. of candidates256

Table 2: Distribution of the total number of female candidates, States House of Assemblies participating in the 2015 General Elections according to the six (6) Geo-political zones.S/NONAME OF ZONETOTAL NO. OF CANDIDATES1.SOUTH – EAST802.SOUTH – WEST613.SOUTH – SOUTH354.NORTH – CENTRAL355.NORTH – WEST246.NORTH – EAST15FCT6Total no. of candidates256

Table 3: Distribution of the total number of female candidates participating in the 2015 General Elections, States House of Assemblies, according to the thirty-six (36) states of the federation.S/NOSTATENO. OF CANDIDATES1.ABIA72.ADAMAWA33.AKWA – IBOM64.ANAMBRA225.BAUCHI56.BAYELSA37.BENUE–8.BORNO19.CROSS RIVER210.DELTA1711.EBONYI912.EDO113.EKITI414.ENUGU2515.GOMBE316.IMO1717.JIGAWA218.KADUNA819.KANO220.KATSINA121.KEBBI322.KOGI323.KWARA1424.LAGOS1225.NASSARAWA426.NIGER627.OGUN1028.ONDO829.OSUN2130.OYO631.PLATEAU832.RIVERS633.SOKOTO534.TARABA–35.YOBE336.ZAMFARA3FCT6Total no. of candidates256

Table 4: Distribution of the total number of female candidates participating in the 2015 General Elections, States Houses of Assembly,  against the number of male candidates according to the thirty-six (36) states of the federation.S/NOSTATENO. OF FEMALE CANDIDATESNO. OF MALE CANDIDATESDIFFERENCE1.ABIA737-202.ADAMAWA342-393.AKWA – IBOM627-214.ANAMBRA2272-505.BAUCHI539-346.BAYELSA317-147.BENUE–35-358.BORNO133-329.CROSS RIVER226-2410.DELTA1745-2811.EBONYI921-1212.EDO135-3413.EKITI421-1714.ENUGU2533-815.GOMBE324-2116.IMO1776-5917.JIGAWA232-3018.KADUNA855-4719.KANO292-9020.KATSINA156-5521.KEBBI341-3922.KOGI331-2923.KWARA1434-2024.LAGOS1277-6525.NASSARAWA421-1726.NIGER626-2027.OGUN1044-3428.ONDO836-2829.OSUN2147-2630.OYO680-7431.PLATEAU825-1732.RIVERS650-4433.SOKOTO594-8434.TARABA–24-2435.YOBE312-936.ZAMFARA342-39FCT616-102561,518

Table 5: Distribution of the total number of female candidates participating in the 2015 General Elections, States House of Assemblies, against the number of male candidates according to the percentage difference across the thirty-six (36) states.S/NOSTATEPERCENTAGE (%)1.ABIA15.92.ADAMAWA6.63.AKWA – IBOM18.14.ANAMBRA23.45.BAUCHI11.36.BAYELSA157.BENUE–8.BORNO2.99.CROSS RIVER7.110.DELTA27.411.EBONYI3012.EDO2.713.EKITI1614.ENUGU43.115.GOMBE11.116.IMO18.217.JIGAWA5.818.KADUNA12.619.KANO2.120.KATSINA1.721.KEBBI6.822.KOGI8.823.KWARA29.124.LAGOS13.425.NASSARAWA1626.NIGER18.727.OGUN18.528.ONDO18.829.OSUN30.830.OYO6.931.PLATEAU24.232.RIVERS1033.SOKOTO5.034.TARABA–35.YOBE2036.ZAMFARA6.6FCT27.2

Table 6: House of Representatives: Distribution of the total number of female candidates participating in the 2015 General Elections under each political party across the thirty-six (36) states.S/NOSTATEPOLITICAL PARTYNO. OF CANDIDATE1.ABIALP

UPP

APC

PDP2

2

1

22.ADAMAWAPPN

LP

APC1

1

13.AKWA – IBOMACCORD64.ANAMBRAUPP

PPA

ACCORD

ACD

ADC

NNPP

APGA

APC

PDP3

1

7

2

2

1

2

3

15.BAUCHIAPA

MPPP2

36.BAYELSAPDP

APC1

27.BENUE––8.BORNOAPC19.CROSS RIVERID

APC1

110.DELTAUPP

ACCORD

PPN

PDP

MPPP

APC

ID

ACPN

APA

ACD2

1

1

1

4

1

1

1

1

111.EBONYIAPC

NCP

ACPN

LP1

2

5

112.EDOACD113.EKITIACPN

PDC

APC2

1

114.ENUGUUDP

KOWA

PDP

APC

SDP

CPP

PPA

MPPP

APA7

7

1

3

1

1

3

1

115.GOMBEADC

PDP

APC1

1

116.IMOAPGA

PPN

MPPP

ACCORD

PDP

APC

UPP

NCP

LP

ID

SDP2

1

2

4

1

1

1

1

2

1

117.JIGAWAPDP

NCP1

118.KADUNAUPP

PPA

ADC

PDP

LP1

1

3

1

219.KANONCP

PDM1

120.KATSINAPDP121.KEBBICPP

APGA

NNPP1

1

122.KOGIUPP

LP

AA1

1

123.KWARAPPN

ADC

SDP

CPP

APC

NNPP

NCP

ACPN2

2

4

2

1

1

1

124.LAGOSLP

KOWA

SDP

MPPP

CPP

PDP

PPA

AD1

1

1

4

1

1

1

225.NASSARAWAADC

PPA

LP1

1

126.NIGERNCP

SDP2

427.OGUNUDP

DPP

ACD

ACPN

SDP

UPN

PDP2

2

1

1

2

1

128.ONDOPPA

ACPN

PDP

LP

APC1

3

1

2

129.OSUNID

CPP

NNPP

SDP

NCP

MPPP

APC

PPA1

6

4

1

4

3

1

130.OYOPDP

DPP

KOWA

SDP3

1

1

131.PLATEAUMPPP

APC6

132.RIVERSLP

SDP

ID

APC3

1

1

133.SOKOTONCP

CPP

AD

PPA

PPN1

1

1

1

134.TARABA35.YOBENCP

APC2

136.ZAMFARANNPP

UPP

NCP1

1

1FCTCPP

MPPP

AD

NCP2

2

1

1Total of no. of candidates256

Table 7: Distribution of the total number of female senatorial candidates participating in the 2015 General Elections according to Political Parties.S/NOPOLITICAL PARTYNO. OF CANDIDATES1.MPPP152.ACCORD93.KOWA84.APC75.ID76.UDP77.PPA68.LP69.NNPP610.PDP611.ADC612.UPP513.CPP514.PPN515.SDP416.ACD317.DPP318.NCP219.APA220.ACPN221.APGA122.AA123.PDM124.PDC125.AD–26.UPN–Total no. of candidates119

Table 8: Distribution of the total number of female senatorial candidates participating in the 2015 General Elections according to the six (6) Geo-political zones.S/NONAME OF ZONETOTAL NO. OF CANDIDATES1.SOUTH – WEST302.SOUTH – EAST293.SOUTH – SOUTH234.NORTH – CENTRAL165.NORTH – WEST96.NORTH – EAST8FCT4Total no. of candidates119

Table 9: Distribution of the total number of female senatorial candidates participating in the 2015 General Elections according to the thirty-six (36) states of the federation.S/NOSTATENO. OF CANDIDATES1.ABIA12.ADAMAWA53.AKWA – IBOM34.ANAMBRA85.BAUCHI16.BAYELSA27.BENUE–8.BORNO19.CROSS RIVER310.DELTA1211.EBONYI212.EDO–13.EKITI114.ENUGU915.GOMBE–16.IMO917.JIGAWA–18.KADUNA219.KANO120.KATSINA–21.KEBBI–22.KOGI223.KWARA724.LAGOS1025.NASSARAWA–26.NIGER227.OGUN1028.ONDO–29.OSUN830.OYO231.PLATEAU532.RIVERS333.SOKOTO434.TARABA135.YOBE–36.ZAMFARA2FCT4Total no. of candidates119

Table 10: Distribution of the total number of female senatorial candidates participating in the 2015 General Elections against the number of male candidates according to the thirty-six (36) states of the federation.S/NOSTATENO. OF FEMALE CANDIDATESNO. OF MALE CANDIDATESDIFFERENCE1.ABIA120-192.ADAMAWA517-123.AKWA – IBOM39-64.ANAMBRA834-265.BAUCHI114-136.BAYELSA28-67.BENUE–10-108.BORNO118-179.CROSS RIVER39-610.DELTA1223-1111.EBONYI216-1412.EDO–16-1013.EKITI112-1114.ENUGU918-915.GOMBE–12-1216.IMO926-1717.JIGAWA–11-1118.KADUNA216-1419.KANO120-1920.KATSINA–13-1321.KEBBI–25-2522.KOGI220-1823.KWARA722-1524.LAGOS1010-025.NASSARAWA–16-1626.NIGER214-1227.OGUN1019-928.ONDO–20-2029.OSUN822-1430.OYO216-1431.PLATEAU57-232.RIVERS315-1233.SOKOTO440-3634.TARABA112-1135.YOBE–7-736.ZAMFARA236-34FCT47-3

Table 11: Distribution of the total number of female senatorial candidates participating in the 2015 General Elections against the number of male candidates according to the percentage difference across the thirty-six (36) states.S/NOSTATEPERCENTAGE (%)1.ABIA5.02.ADAMAWA29.43.AKWA – IBOM33.34.ANAMBRA23.55.BAUCHI7.26.BAYELSA25.07.BENUE–8.BORNO5.59.CROSS RIVER33.310.DELTA52.211.EBONYI12.512.EDO–13.EKITI8.514.ENUGU50.015.GOMBE–16.IMO34.617.JIGAWA–18.KADUNA12.519.KANO5.020.KATSINA–21.KEBBI–22.KOGI10.023.KWARA31.824.LAGOS50.025.NASSARAWA–26.NIGER14.227.OGUN52.628.ONDO–29.OSUN36.430.OYO12.531.PLATEAU71.432.RIVERS20.033.SOKOTO10.034.TARABA8.335.YOBE–36.ZAMFARA5.5FCT57.2

Table 12: Distribution of the total number of female candidates participating in the 2015 General Elections under each political party cross the thirty-six (36) states.S/NOSTATEPOLITICAL PARTYNO. OF CANDIDATE1.ABIAAPC12.ADAMAWAAPC

LP

PPN

PDM1

2

1

13.AKWA – IBOMACCORD

NCP2

14.ANAMBRAACCORD

KOWA

ACD

ADC

APC3

1

1

2

15.BAUCHIMPPP16.BAYELSAPPA17.BENUE––8.BORNOLP19.CROSS RIVERPDP

APC

ID1

1

110.DELTAACD

ID

KOWA

MPPP

APA

CPP

UPP2

2

3

2

1

1

111.EBONYIACPN212.EDO––13.EKITIPDP114.ENUGUKOWA

MPPP

UDP

APC

LP

APGA2

1

3

1

1

115.GOMBE––16.IMOACCORD

MPPP

PDC

KOWA

UPP

APA

PPN2

2

1

1

1

1

117.JIGAWA––18.KADUNAADC219.KANOPDP120.KATSINA––21.KEBBI––22.KOGICPP

UPP1

123.KWARASDP

ID

NNPP

PPN

CPP2

2

1

1

124.LAGOSMPPP

PPA

KOWA

NNPP

PDP

APC3

3

1

1

1

125.NASSARAWA––26.NIGERPDP

SDP1

127.OGUNUDP

DPP

PPN

NNPP

ADC3

3

1

1

128.ONDO––29.OSUNCPP

NNPP

LP

MPPP

PPA2

2

2

1

130.OYOACCORD

PDP1

131.PLATEAUMPPP

APC

PPA3

1

132.RIVERSID

UDP

NNPP1

1

133.SOKOTOID

AA

NCP

PPN1

1

1

134.TARABAMPPP135.YOBE––36.ZAMFARAACCORD

UPP1

1FCTADC

MPPP

SDP

UPP1

1

1

1Total of no. of candidates119

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