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ANALYSIS: Probing ‘the women’s vote in Nigeria’s 2019 presidential election

Women constitute a powerful electorate with millions of votes. Nigerian women signalled their intention to make their voices heard in this election, accounting for about 47.14 per cent (39,598,645 million) of the 84,004.084 million registered voters nationwide. While the data on collected PVCs for the 2019 elections do not break…

Oby Ezekwesili at the presidential debate. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of Channels TV]

ANALYSIS: Scorecard of women’s participation in Nigeria’s 2019 elections

The sudden withdrawal of female presidential front-runner, Oby Ezekwesili, from the 2019 elections barely one month to the polls threw into disarray rising gender equality discourse, particularly the hope that this election would place women squarely on the map of internal party negotiation and political power contestation, which her candidacy…