One of These 18 Candidates Is Nigeria’s Next President

September 21, 2022

With five months left before Nigerians elect a new president, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the final list of candidates for the 2023 presidential election.

More than 90 million Nigerians are registered to vote

What you should know

  1. All 18 political parties in Nigeria have candidates on the ballot.
  2. There’s only one female candidate and no female running mate.
  3. The youngest presidential candidate is 38 years old. 
  4. The oldest presidential candidate is 75 years old.

Who are the 2023 presidential candidates?

…and who are their running mates?

Christopher Imumolen, 38 — Accord (A)

Education: Bachelor of Engineering

Vice Presidential Candidate: Bello Bala Maru, 59.

Princess Chichi Ojei, 44 — Allied Peoples Movement (APM)

Education: American International School, Lagos

Vice Presidential Candidate: Ibrahim Mohammed, 47

Sunday Adenuga, 48 — Boot Party (BP)

Education: FSLC, SSCE, Master of Science

Vice Presidential Candidate: Mustapha Usman Turaki, 36

Dumebi Kachikwu, 48 — African Democratic Congress (ADC)

Education: FSLC, WAEC

Vice Presidential Candidate: Ahmed Buhari, 40

Nnadi Charles Osita, 49 – Action Peoples Party (APP)

Education: FSLC, SSCE

Vice Presidential Candidate: Hamisu Isah, 45

Adewole Adebayo, 50 — Social Democratic Party (SDP)

Education: FSLC, SSCE, LLB

Vice Presidential Candidate: Buhari Yusuf, 50

Omoyele Sowore, 51 — African Action Congress (AAC)

Education: FSLC, WAEC, MSc

Vice Presidential Candidate: Magashi Haruna Garba, 45

Osakwe Felix Johnson, 57 — National Rescue Movement (NRM)

Education: FSLC, NABTEB, B.A, MSc

Vice Presidential Candidate: Kyabo Yahaya Muhammad, 72

Malik Addo-Ibrahim, 58 — Young Progressives Party (YPP)

Education: BSc in Economics

Vice Presidential Candidate: Enyinna Michael Kasarachi, 44

Kola Abiola, 60 — Peoples Redemption Party (PRP)

Education: FSLC, WAEC, BSc, MBA, MSc

Vice Presidential Candidate: Zego Haro Haruna, 49

Peter Obi, 61 — Labour Party (LP)

Education: FSLC, WASC/GCE

Vice Presidential Candidate: Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, 53

Hamza Al-Mustapha, 62 — Action Alliance (AA)

Education: First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC), WAEC

Vice Presidential Candidate: Johnson Emmanuel Chukwuma, 45

Dan Nwanyanwu, 62 — Zenith Labour Party (ZLP)

Education: WASC, LLB

Vice Presidential Candidate: Abubakar Jibrin Ibrahim, 55

Rabiu Kwankwaso, 66 — New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP)

Education: FSLC, OND, HND, Post-graduate diploma, MSc, PhD

Vice Presidential Candidate: Isaac Idahosa, 57

Peter Umeadi, 67 — All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)

Education: Bachelor of Law (LLB)

Vice Presidential Candidate: Mohammed Abdullahi Koli, 65

Yabagi Sani, 68 — Action Democratic Party (ADP)

Education: FSLC, Secondary School Certificate, BSc

Vice Presidential Candidate: Udo Okey Okoro, 50

Bola Tinubu, 70 — All Progressives Congress (APC)

Education: BSc Business and Administration

Vice Presidential Candidate: Kashim Shettima, 55

Atiku Abubakar, 75 — Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

Education: GCE, MSc

Vice Presidential Candidate: Ifeanyi Okowa, 63

May the best man or woman win.

ALSO READ: The Most Dramatic Moments of the 2023 Election Campaign… So Far

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