The Independent National Electoral Commission has released the full list of presidential candidates contesting in the 2023 presidential election.
In a circular released by the electoral body on Tuesday, basic details of each candidate, such as state of origin, age, qualifications, and other details, were disclosed.
Also contained therein are the names of the respective running mates of the presidential candidates.
Meanwhile, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, has given the details of the candidates in the elections.
“In summary, all the 18 political parties have fielded candidates and their running mates for the Presidential election. For legislative elections, 1,101 candidates are vying for 109 Senatorial seats and 3,122 candidates for Federal Constituencies i.e. House of Representatives seats, making a total of 4,223 candidates contesting for 469 legislative positions,” the statement reads.
“In terms of gender distribution, 3,875 candidates are male, made up of 35 for Presidential and Vice Presidential, 1,008 for Senate and 2,832 for House of Representatives. Similarly, 381 females comprising 1 for the Presidential, 92 for the Senate, and 288 for the House of Representatives are contesting. There are also 11 Persons with Disability (PWDs) in the race.”
See the list of presidential candidates below:
1. Imumolen Christopher – Accord Party
2. Al-Mustapha Hamza – Action Alliance
3. Sowore Omoyele – African Action Congress
4. Kachikwu Dumebi – African Democratic Congress
5. Sani Yabagi Yusuf – Action Democratic Party
6. Tinubu Bola Ahmed – All Progressives Congress
7. Umeadi Peter Nnanna – All Progressives Grand Alliance
8. Ojei Princess Chichi – Allied People’s Movement
9. Nnamdi Charles Osita – Action Peoples Party
10. Adenuga Sunday Oluwafemi – Boot Party
11. Obi Peter Gregory – Labour Party
12. Musa Rabiu Kwankwaso – New Nigeria Peoples Party
13. Osakwe Felix Johnson – National Rescue Movement
14. Abubakar Atiku – Peoples Democratic Party
15. Abiola Latifu Kolawole – Peoples Redemption Party
16. Adebayo Adewole Ebenezer – Social Democratic Party
17. Ado-Ibrahim Abdumalik – Young Progressives Party
18. Nwanyanwu Daniel Daberechukwu – Zenith Labour Party