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WOMEN PARTICIPATION IN THE 2015 GENERAL ELECTIONS

06 Feb

 

 

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/NO POLITICAL PARTY NO. OF CANDIDATES
1. MPPP 25
2. APC 24
3. ACCORD 18
4. PDP 18
5. NCP 17
6. LP 16
7. SDP 16
8. CPP 14
9. ACPN 13
10. ADC 12
11. UPP 11
12. PPA 10
13. KOWA 9
14. UDP 9
15. NNPP 8
16. PPN 6
17. ACD 5
18. APGA 5
19. ID 5
20. APA 4
21. AD 4
22. DPP 3
23. AA 1
24. PDM 1
25. UPN 1
26. PDC 1
Total no. of candidates 256

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/NO NAME OF ZONE TOTAL NO. OF CANDIDATES
1. SOUTH – EAST 80
2. SOUTH – WEST 61
3. SOUTH – SOUTH 35
4. NORTH – CENTRAL 35
5. NORTH – WEST 24
6. NORTH – EAST 15
FCT 6
Total no. of candidates 256

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/NO STATE NO. OF CANDIDATES
1. ABIA 7
2. ADAMAWA 3
3. AKWA – IBOM 6
4. ANAMBRA 22
5. BAUCHI 5
6. BAYELSA 3
7. BENUE
8. BORNO 1
9. CROSS RIVER 2
10. DELTA 17
11. EBONYI 9
12. EDO 1
13. EKITI 4
14. ENUGU 25
15. GOMBE 3
16. IMO 17
17. JIGAWA 2
18. KADUNA 8
19. KANO 2
20. KATSINA 1
21. KEBBI 3
22. KOGI 3
23. KWARA 14
24. LAGOS 12
25. NASSARAWA 4
26. NIGER 6
27. OGUN 10
28. ONDO 8
29. OSUN 21
30. OYO 6
31. PLATEAU 8
32. RIVERS 6
33. SOKOTO 5
34. TARABA
35. YOBE 3
36. ZAMFARA 3
FCT 6
Total no. of candidates 256

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/NO STATE NO. OF FEMALE CANDIDATES NO. OF MALE CANDIDATES DIFFERENCE
1. ABIA 7 37 -20
2. ADAMAWA 3 42 -39
3. AKWA – IBOM 6 27 -21
4. ANAMBRA 22 72 -50
5. BAUCHI 5 39 -34
6. BAYELSA 3 17 -14
7. BENUE 35 -35
8. BORNO 1 33 -32
9. CROSS RIVER 2 26 -24
10. DELTA 17 45 -28
11. EBONYI 9 21 -12
12. EDO 1 35 -34
13. EKITI 4 21 -17
14. ENUGU 25 33 -8
15. GOMBE 3 24 -21
16. IMO 17 76 -59
17. JIGAWA 2 32 -30
18. KADUNA 8 55 -47
19. KANO 2 92 -90
20. KATSINA 1 56 -55
21. KEBBI 3 41 -39
22. KOGI 3 31 -29
23. KWARA 14 34 -20
24. LAGOS 12 77 -65
25. NASSARAWA 4 21 -17
26. NIGER 6 26 -20
27. OGUN 10 44 -34
28. ONDO 8 36 -28
29. OSUN 21 47 -26
30. OYO 6 80 -74
31. PLATEAU 8 25 -17
32. RIVERS 6 50 -44
33. SOKOTO 5 94 -84
34. TARABA 24 -24
35. YOBE 3 12 -9
36. ZAMFARA 3 42 -39
FCT 6 16 -10
256 1,518

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/NO STATE PERCENTAGE (%)
1. ABIA 15.9
2. ADAMAWA 6.6
3. AKWA – IBOM 18.1
4. ANAMBRA 23.4
5. BAUCHI 11.3
6. BAYELSA 15
7. BENUE
8. BORNO 2.9
9. CROSS RIVER 7.1
10. DELTA 27.4
11. EBONYI 30
12. EDO 2.7
13. EKITI 16
14. ENUGU 43.1
15. GOMBE 11.1
16. IMO 18.2
17. JIGAWA 5.8
18. KADUNA 12.6
19. KANO 2.1
20. KATSINA 1.7
21. KEBBI 6.8
22. KOGI 8.8
23. KWARA 29.1
24. LAGOS 13.4
25. NASSARAWA 16
26. NIGER 18.7
27. OGUN 18.5
28. ONDO 18.8
29. OSUN 30.8
30. OYO 6.9
31. PLATEAU 24.2
32. RIVERS 10
33. SOKOTO 5.0
34. TARABA
35. YOBE 20
36. ZAMFARA 6.6
FCT 27.2

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/NO STATE POLITICAL PARTY NO. OF CANDIDATE
1. ABIA LP

UPP

APC

PDP

2

2

1

2

2. ADAMAWA PPN

LP

APC

1

1

1

3. AKWA – IBOM ACCORD 6
4. ANAMBRA UPP

PPA

ACCORD

ACD

ADC

NNPP

APGA

APC

PDP

3

1

7

2

2

1

2

3

1

5. BAUCHI APA

MPPP

2

3

6. BAYELSA PDP

APC

1

2

7. BENUE
8. BORNO APC 1
9. CROSS RIVER ID

APC

1

1

10. DELTA UPP

ACCORD

PPN

PDP

MPPP

APC

ID

ACPN

APA

ACD

2

1

1

1

4

1

1

1

1

1

11. EBONYI APC

NCP

ACPN

LP

1

2

5

1

12. EDO ACD 1
13. EKITI ACPN

PDC

APC

2

1

1

14. ENUGU UDP

KOWA

PDP

APC

SDP

CPP

PPA

MPPP

APA

7

7

1

3

1

1

3

1

1

15. GOMBE ADC

PDP

APC

1

1

1

16. IMO APGA

PPN

MPPP

ACCORD

PDP

APC

UPP

NCP

LP

ID

SDP

2

1

2

4

1

1

1

1

2

1

1

17. JIGAWA PDP

NCP

1

1

18. KADUNA UPP

PPA

ADC

PDP

LP

1

1

3

1

2

19. KANO NCP

PDM

1

1

20. KATSINA PDP 1
21. KEBBI CPP

APGA

NNPP

1

1

1

22. KOGI UPP

LP

AA

1

1

1

23. KWARA PPN

ADC

SDP

CPP

APC

NNPP

NCP

ACPN

2

2

4

2

1

1

1

1

24. LAGOS LP

KOWA

SDP

MPPP

CPP

PDP

PPA

AD

1

1

1

4

1

1

1

2

25. NASSARAWA ADC

PPA

LP

1

1

1

26. NIGER NCP

SDP

2

4

27. OGUN UDP

DPP

ACD

ACPN

SDP

UPN

PDP

2

2

1

1

2

1

1

28. ONDO PPA

ACPN

PDP

LP

APC

1

3

1

2

1

29. OSUN ID

CPP

NNPP

SDP

NCP

MPPP

APC

PPA

1

6

4

1

4

3

1

1

30. OYO PDP

DPP

KOWA

SDP

3

1

1

1

31. PLATEAU MPPP

APC

6

1

32. RIVERS LP

SDP

ID

APC

3

1

1

1

33. SOKOTO NCP

CPP

AD

PPA

PPN

1

1

1

1

1

34. TARABA
35. YOBE NCP

APC

2

1

36. ZAMFARA NNPP

UPP

NCP

1

1

1

FCT CPP

MPPP

AD

NCP

2

2

1

1

Total of no. of candidates 256

Table 7: Distribution of the total number of female senatorial candidates participating in the 2015 General Elections according to Political Parties.

S/NO POLITICAL PARTY NO. OF CANDIDATES
1. MPPP 15
2. ACCORD 9
3. KOWA 8
4. APC 7
5. ID 7
6. UDP 7
7. PPA 6
8. LP 6
9. NNPP 6
10. PDP 6
11. ADC 6
12. UPP 5
13. CPP 5
14. PPN 5
15. SDP 4
16. ACD 3
17. DPP 3
18. NCP 2
19. APA 2
20. ACPN 2
21. APGA 1
22. AA 1
23. PDM 1
24. PDC 1
25. AD
26. UPN
Total no. of candidates 119

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/NO NAME OF ZONE TOTAL NO. OF CANDIDATES
1. SOUTH – WEST 30
2. SOUTH – EAST 29
3. SOUTH – SOUTH 23
4. NORTH – CENTRAL 16
5. NORTH – WEST 9
6. NORTH – EAST 8
FCT 4
Total no. of candidates 119

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/NO STATE NO. OF CANDIDATES
1. ABIA 1
2. ADAMAWA 5
3. AKWA – IBOM 3
4. ANAMBRA 8
5. BAUCHI 1
6. BAYELSA 2
7. BENUE
8. BORNO 1
9. CROSS RIVER 3
10. DELTA 12
11. EBONYI 2
12. EDO
13. EKITI 1
14. ENUGU 9
15. GOMBE
16. IMO 9
17. JIGAWA
18. KADUNA 2
19. KANO 1
20. KATSINA
21. KEBBI
22. KOGI 2
23. KWARA 7
24. LAGOS 10
25. NASSARAWA
26. NIGER 2
27. OGUN 10
28. ONDO
29. OSUN 8
30. OYO 2
31. PLATEAU 5
32. RIVERS 3
33. SOKOTO 4
34. TARABA 1
35. YOBE
36. ZAMFARA 2
FCT 4
Total no. of candidates 119

 

 

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/NO STATE NO. OF FEMALE CANDIDATES NO. OF MALE CANDIDATES DIFFERENCE
1. ABIA 1 20 -19
2. ADAMAWA 5 17 -12
3. AKWA – IBOM 3 9 -6
4. ANAMBRA 8 34 -26
5. BAUCHI 1 14 -13
6. BAYELSA 2 8 -6
7. BENUE 10 -10
8. BORNO 1 18 -17
9. CROSS RIVER 3 9 -6
10. DELTA 12 23 -11
11. EBONYI 2 16 -14
12. EDO 16 -10
13. EKITI 1 12 -11
14. ENUGU 9 18 -9
15. GOMBE 12 -12
16. IMO 9 26 -17
17. JIGAWA 11 -11
18. KADUNA 2 16 -14
19. KANO 1 20 -19
20. KATSINA 13 -13
21. KEBBI 25 -25
22. KOGI 2 20 -18
23. KWARA 7 22 -15
24. LAGOS 10 10 -0
25. NASSARAWA 16 -16
26. NIGER 2 14 -12
27. OGUN 10 19 -9
28. ONDO 20 -20
29. OSUN 8 22 -14
30. OYO 2 16 -14
31. PLATEAU 5 7 -2
32. RIVERS 3 15 -12
33. SOKOTO 4 40 -36
34. TARABA 1 12 -11
35. YOBE 7 -7
36. ZAMFARA 2 36 -34
FCT 4 7 -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/NO STATE PERCENTAGE (%)
1. ABIA 5.0
2. ADAMAWA 29.4
3. AKWA – IBOM 33.3
4. ANAMBRA 23.5
5. BAUCHI 7.2
6. BAYELSA 25.0
7. BENUE
8. BORNO 5.5
9. CROSS RIVER 33.3
10. DELTA 52.2
11. EBONYI 12.5
12. EDO
13. EKITI 8.5
14. ENUGU 50.0
15. GOMBE
16. IMO 34.6
17. JIGAWA
18. KADUNA 12.5
19. KANO 5.0
20. KATSINA
21. KEBBI
22. KOGI 10.0
23. KWARA 31.8
24. LAGOS 50.0
25. NASSARAWA
26. NIGER 14.2
27. OGUN 52.6
28. ONDO
29. OSUN 36.4
30. OYO 12.5
31. PLATEAU 71.4
32. RIVERS 20.0
33. SOKOTO 10.0
34. TARABA 8.3
35. YOBE
36. ZAMFARA 5.5
FCT 57.2

 

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/NO STATE POLITICAL PARTY NO. OF CANDIDATE
1. ABIA APC 1
2. ADAMAWA APC

LP

PPN

PDM

1

2

1

1

3. AKWA – IBOM ACCORD

NCP

2

1

4. ANAMBRA ACCORD

KOWA

ACD

ADC

APC

3

1

1

2

1

5. BAUCHI MPPP 1
6. BAYELSA PPA 1
7. BENUE
8. BORNO LP 1
9. CROSS RIVER PDP

APC

ID

1

1

1

10. DELTA ACD

ID

KOWA

MPPP

APA

CPP

UPP

2

2

3

2

1

1

1

11. EBONYI ACPN 2
12. EDO
13. EKITI PDP 1
14. ENUGU KOWA

MPPP

UDP

APC

LP

APGA

2

1

3

1

1

1

15. GOMBE
16. IMO ACCORD

MPPP

PDC

KOWA

UPP

APA

PPN

2

2

1

1

1

1

1

17. JIGAWA
18. KADUNA ADC 2
19. KANO PDP 1
20. KATSINA
21. KEBBI
22. KOGI CPP

UPP

1

1

23. KWARA SDP

ID

NNPP

PPN

CPP

2

2

1

1

1

24. LAGOS MPPP

PPA

KOWA

NNPP

PDP

APC

3

3

1

1

1

1

25. NASSARAWA
26. NIGER PDP

SDP

1

1

27. OGUN UDP

DPP

PPN

NNPP

ADC

3

3

1

1

1

28. ONDO
29. OSUN CPP

NNPP

LP

MPPP

PPA

2

2

2

1

1

30. OYO ACCORD

PDP

1

1

31. PLATEAU MPPP

APC

PPA

3

1

1

32. RIVERS ID

UDP

NNPP

1

1

1

33. SOKOTO ID

AA

NCP

PPN

1

1

1

1

34. TARABA MPPP 1
35. YOBE
36. ZAMFARA ACCORD

UPP

1

1

FCT ADC

MPPP

SDP

UPP

1

1

1

1

Total of no. of candidates 119

 

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