2023 Elections: How Winners, Losers, 3rd Forces Performed in Presidential Polls from Obasanjo to Buhari

2023 Elections: How Winners, Losers, 3rd Forces Performed in Presidential Polls from Obasanjo to Buhari

It is said that presidential elections in Nigeria are mostly three-horse races since the return of democracy in the country from 1999 till date, even if other political parties to an extent influence who eventually gets the mandate to take over the presidency.

Legit.ng has taken a look back into how winners, losers, and third forces performed in national polls from 2007 to 2019 which produced President Muhammadu Buhari in his second administration.

From OBJ to PMB
Winners of presidential elections in Nigeria have emerged with varying levels of victory from 1999 to 2019
(Photo: @Mbuhari, Goodluck Jonathan, Joe Igbokwe, NewsGhana)
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Below is a record of votes won by these categories of presidential rivals within the period under review:


President Buhari: 15.19 million votes

Atiku Abubakar: 11.26 million votes

3rd forces: 870K votes


Muhammadu Buhari: 15.42 million votes

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan: 12.85 million votes

3rd forces: 1.2 million votes


Goodluck Jonathan: 22.50 million votes

Muhammadu Buhari: 12.21 million votes

3rd forces: 3.5 million votes


Umaru Musa Yar’Adua: 24.64 million votes

Buhari: 6.61 million votes

3rd forces: 4.2 million votes


Olusegun Obasanjo: 24.46 million votes

Buhari: 12.71 million votes


Obasanjo: 18.74 million votes

Olu Falae: 11.11 million votes

New poll predicts winner of 2023 presidential election in Nigeria

In a report that wil annoy many supporters of the All progressives Congress (APC) and Labour Party (LP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is projected to win the Nigerian 2023 election.

This is based on the interim report from nine months study led by Dr. Oludare Ogunlana of June Group Research and Council for African Security Affairs (CASA).

Other group involved in the poll with Intelligence practitioners in the United States, Europe, and Nigeria.

The poll claimed that Atiku is rated higher than other candidates from All Progressive Congress (APC) and Labour Party (LP), and New Nigeria Peoples’ Party (NNPP), using four key variables: political geography, Religion, Resources, and Class.

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The pollster said:

“In conclusion, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is expected to garner 64% from the three zones in the North, rake 45% from the South-South region where his running mates come from, acquire 37 % from the South-East with 27% from the South-West, which is the stronghold of the APC candidate.”

Source: Legit.ng



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