1960−61 Nigerian regional elections

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Regional elections were held in Nigeria in 1960 and 1961.[1] The elections were held in Western Region in July 1960, in Northern Region in May 1961 and in Eastern Region in November 1961.

Results[edit]

Party Eastern Region Northern Region Western Region
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
Northern People's Congress 69.2 156
National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons[a] 58.0 106 14.2 1 36.2 33
Action Group[b] 14.4 15 14.6 9 53.6 79
Mabolaje Grand Alliance 10
Dynamic Party 5
Independents 20
Total 146 80 100 166 100 122
Source: Sternberger et al.

a The NCNC ran in alliance with the Northern Elements Progressive Union in the Northern and Western regions

b Action Group ran in alliance with the United Middle Belt Congress in the Northern Region.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dolf Sternberger, Bernhard Vogel, Dieter Nohlen & Klaus Landfried (1969) Die Wahl der Parlamente: Band II: Afrika, Zweiter Halbband, p1547