1959 Northern Cameroons referendum
A referendum on becoming part of Nigeria was held in Northern Cameroons in November 1959. Voters were given the choice between a union with Nigeria and postponing the decision. Voters favoured the latter, with 62.25% voting to postpone the decision. A second referendum was held in 1961, with 60% voting to join Nigeria and 40% voting to join Cameroon.
|Union with Nigeria||42,788||27.75|
|African Elections Database|
- Sub-National Referendums in Sub-Saharan Africa African Elections Database