1999 Nigerian presidential election

1999 Nigerian presidential election

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Nominee Olusegun Obasanjo Olu Falae
Running mate Atiku Abubakar Umaru Shinkafi
Popular vote 18,738,154 11,110,287
Percentage 62.78% 37.22%

President before election

Abdusalami Abubakar

Elected President

Olusegun Obasanjo

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Presidential elections were held in Nigeria on 27 February 1999. These were the first elections since the 1993 military coup, and the first elections of the Fourth Nigerian Republic. The result was a victory for Olusegun Obasanjo of the People's Democratic Party, who defeated Olu Falae, who was running on a joint Alliance for Democracy-All People's Party ticket.[1] Voter turnout was 52.3%.


Voting during the 1999 presidential election in Nigeria
Candidate Party Votes %
Olusegun Obasanjo People's Democratic Party 18,738,154 62.78
Olu Falae Alliance for Democracy-All People's Party 11,110,287 37.22
Invalid/blank votes 431,611 -
Total 30,280,052 100


  1. ^ Elections in Nigeria African Elections Database

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