How Women Fared in the 2019 Elections

Nigeria’s population is estimated to be 200,923,640.1 Women form 49.4% of this figure, with a total of 99,180,412. However, female political representation in the 2019 elections was negligible relative to the approximately half of the population they constitute. 2,970 women were on the electoral ballot, representing only 11.36% of nominated candidates.So far, 62 women have been recorded as elected, a meagre 4.17% of elected officials. Should this figure hold, it would represent a decline from the 2015-19 period, where women formed 5.65% of elected officials.

 

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How Women Fared in the 2019 Elections – CDD