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ABOUT

Nigeria’s foremost Pro-Democracy Movement

WHAT THE PROJECT IS ABOUT

General elections were held in Nigeria on 23 February 2019 to elect the President, Vice President, House of Representatives and the Senate. The elections had initially been scheduled for 16 February, but the Election Commission postponed the vote by a week at 03:00 on the original polling day, citing logistical challenges in getting electoral materials to polling stations on time. In some places, the vote was delayed until 24 February due to electoral violence. Polling in some areas was subsequently delayed until 9 March, when voting was carried out alongside gubernatorial and state assembly elections.

The elections were the most expensive ever held in Nigeria, costing ₦69 billion more than the 2015 elections.

The President of Nigeria is elected using a modified two round system, to be elected in the first round, a candidate must receive a majority of the vote and over 25% of the vote in at least 24 of the 36 states. If no candidate passes this threshold, a second round is held.

The 109 members of the Senate were elected from 109 single-seat constituencies (three in each state and one for the Federal Capital Territory by first-past-the-post voting. The 360 members of the House of Representatives were also elected by first-past-the-post voting in single-member constituencies

THE CANDIDATES

  • Muhammadu Buhari, Retired General Army and Nigerian politician currently serving as the President of Nigeria under APC.
  • Atiku Abubakar, Nigerian politician, businessman and philanthropist, is the presidential candidate of PDP.
  • Chike Ukaegbu, founder of Startup52, is the presidential candidate of AAP.
  • Donald Duke, a former governor of Cross River State, is the presidential candidate of the SDP.
  • Fela Durotoye, motivational speaker and presidential candidate of Alliance for New Nigeria.
  • Oby Ezekwesili, former Minister of Education and leader of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign. She ended her campaign on January 24, 2019 to combine support with other candidates to support a bid against APC and PDP.
  • Tope Fasua, founder and National Chairman of the Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party.
  • Rabiu Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano State.
  • Sule Lamido, a former governor of Jigawa State.
  • Ahmed Makarfi, former chairman of the People’s Democratic Party National Caretaker Committee.
  • Obadiah Mailafia, former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and candidate of the African Democratic Congress.
  • Kingsley Moghalu, former Deputy Governor of the CBN and Professor of Practice at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
  • Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, oil business mogul and presidential candidate for the Peoples Trust.
  • Remi Sonaiya, member of the KOWA Party and former university lecturer.
  • Omoyele Sowore, human rights activist, pro-democracy campaigner and publisher of news website Sahara Reporters.
  • Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, former Minister of Special Duties.

WHAT THEY WANTED

The Pro-Democracy Movement wanted a graphical illustration for citizens of Nigeria who have voters card to be enlightened about the 2019 election.

WHAT WE DESIGNED