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Update on INEC list of the 18 presidential candidates and their running mates cleared for 2023 polls

They are:

  1. Imumolen Christopher – Accord Party (AP)
  2. Al-Mustapha Hamza – Action Alliance (AA)
  3. Sowore Omoyele – African Action Congress (AAC)
  4. Kachikwu Dumebi – African Democratic Congress (ADC)
  5. Sani Yabagi Yusuf – Action Democratic Party (ADP)
  6. Tinubu Bola Ahmed – All Progressives Congress (APC)
  7. Umeadi Peter Nnanna – All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)
  8. Ojei Princess Chichi – Allied People’s Movement (APM)
  9. Nnamdi Charles Osita – Action Peoples Party (APP)
  10. Adenuga Sunday Oluwafemi – Boot Party (BP)
  11. Obi Peter Gregory – Labour Party (LP)
  12. Musa Rabiu Kwankwaso – New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP)
  13. Osakwe Felix Johnson – National Rescue Movement (NRM)
  14. Abubakar Atiku – Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
  15. Abiola Latifu Kolawole – Peoples Redemption Party (PRP)
  16. Adebayo Adewole Ebenezer – Social Democratic Party (SDP)
  17. Ado-Ibrahim Abdumalik – Young Progressives Party (YPP)
  18. Nwanyanwu Daniel Daberechukwu – Zenith Labour Party (ZLP)

Meanwhile, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, has given the details of the candidates in the elections.

In a statement on Tuesday, he revealed that there were 11 persons with disability (PWDs) among those vying for various positions.

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.

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 Disabilities (PWDs) in the race.

The list for specific constituencies is published in each State where they are located while the comprehensive nationwide list has been uploaded to the Commission’s website.


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