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List of candidates for the 2023 presidential elections

Candidates for the 2023 presidential elections: The 2023 presidential election is around the corner. Nigeria’s 2023 General Election has been scheduled to hold in two phases, the National Elections and the State Elections. The presidential and the national assembly will hold on Saturday, 25th February 2023. In the second phase, State elections (Governorship and State House of Assembly) are scheduled for Saturday, 11th March 2023.

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For legislative elections, 1,101 candidates are campaigning for 109 senatorial seats and 3,122 for Federal Constituencies. For the House of Representatives, a total of 4,223 candidates are contesting for 469 legislative positions.

How many political parties are participating in the 2033 elections?

Eighteen political parties have elected the best members of their parties to act as their flag bearers.
In the last months, we have seen candidates from the I8 political parties approved by INEC try to win over Nigerians. Although only three (3) of these eighteen (18) parties have the most popular candidates. These parties are the labour party (LP), the people’s democratic party (PDP), and the all progressive party (APC).

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With this in mind, Atiku Abubakar, the Flag bearer for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bola Tinubu from the All Progressive Congress (APC) and Peter Obi, the flag bearer for Labour Party are not the only viable options for the 2023 presidency.

Check out the document released by the independent electoral commission (INEC) for the complete list of candidates from the national elections and the state elections.

List of the political parties for the 2023 presidential elections, the candidates, and their qualifications

S/NPartyPresidential Candidate (Age)Vice (Age)Qualification remark
AIMUMOLEN IRENE CHRISTOPHER(38) BELLO BALA MARU (59)SSC BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (MECHANICAL ENGINEERING)

VP Candidate Qualification
SSC BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (TEXTILE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
2AAALMUSTAPHA HAMZA (62)JOHNSON EMMANUEL CHUKWUKA (45)F.L.S.C WAEC NDACE

VP Candidate Qualification
WAEC 
3AACSOWORE OMOYELE STEPHEN (51)MAGASHI HARUNA GARBA (45)FSLC, WAEC AND MASTER’S DEGREE

VP Candidate Qualification
FSLC SSCE LLB
4ADCKACHIKWU DUMEBI (48)BUHARI MUHAMMEDAHMED (40)FLSC WAEC

VP Candidate Qualification
FSLC SSCE  
5ADP SANI YABAGI YUSUF (68)UDO OKEY OKORO (50)FSLC SECONDARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATE BSC

VP Candidate Qualification
FSLC SSCE BSC
6APCTINUBU BOLA AHMED (70)SHETTIMA KASHIM (55)BSC BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION

VP Candidate Qualification
PRIMARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATE GENERAL CERTIFICATE 0F EDUCATION B.Sc AGRICULTURE
7APGAUMEADI PETER NNANNA CHUKWUDI (67)MOHAMMED ABDULLAHI KOLI (65)ST. MICHAEL’S PRIMARY SCHOOL UMUAHIA WAEC, CHRIST THE KING COLLEGE, ONITSHA LL.B, (HONS), BL. UNN AND NIGERIA LAW SCHOOL LAGOS

VP Candidate Qualification
NASARUPRIM SCHOOL WAEC, DSS BAUCHI HND, CASS/ ABU KADUNA
8APMOJEI PRINCESS CHICHI (44)IBRAHIM MOHAMMED (47)AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (AIS) AIS/AGOS LEROSEY ROLLE, SWITZERLAND

VP Candidate Qualification
FIRST SCHOOL LEAVING CERTIFICATE SECONDARY SCHOOL HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA
The only Female on among 38 candidates
9APPNNADI CHARLES OSITA (49)HAMISU ISAH (45)FIRST SCHOOL LEAVING CERTIFICATE, SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATE 

VP Candidate Qualification
FIRST SCHOOL LEAVING CERTIFICATE,  SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATE, ND
10BPADENUGA SUNDAY OLUWAFEMI (48)MUSTAPHA USMAN TURAKI (36)FIRST SCHOOL LEAVING CERTIFICATE SSCE MASTER OF SCIENCE

VP Candidate Qualification
FIRST SCHOOL LEAVING CERTIFICATE, NABTEB, KANO STATE POLYTECHNIC
11LPOBI PETER GREGORY (61)BABA AHMED YUSUF DATTI (53)FSLC WASC/GCE DEGREE

VP Candidate Qualification
FSLC GCE PhD
12NNPPMUSA MOHAMMED RABIU KWANKWASO (66)ODIRI IDAHOSA, ISAAC (57)FIRST SCHOOL LEAVING CERTIFICATE, TECHNICAL TRAINING CERTIFICATE CRAFT TRAINING CERT, OND, HND, POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA, MASTERS OF SCIENCE (MSc), PHD (WATER)


VP Candidate Qualification
FIRST SCHOOL LEAVING CERTIFICATE WASC CERT. AUTOMOBILE ENGINEERING, BACHELOR’S DEGREE, MASTERS, DOCTORATE 
13NRMOSAKWE FELIX JOHNSON (57)KYABO YAHAYA MUHAMMAD (72)NABTEB (NBC/NTC & ANBC/ ANTC) FIRST SCHOOL LEAVING CERTIFICATE B.A MSc

VP Candidate Qualification
FIRST SCHOOL LEAVING CERTIFICATE SSCE
14PDPABUBAKAR ATIKU (75)OKOWA ARTHUR IFEANYI (63)GCE MASTERS

VP Candidate Qualification
HSC MBBS
15PRPABIOLA LATIFU KOLAWOLE (60)ZEGO HARO HARUNA (49)SCHOOL LEAVING CERTIFICATE WAEC BSC. MBA & MSC.

VP Candidate Qualification
F.S.L.C WAEC  
16SDP ADEBAYO ADEWOLE EBENEZER (50)BUHARI YUSUF (50)FLSC,SSCE, AND LLB

VP Candidate Qualification
FLSC, SSCE, AND MSC
17YPPADO-IBRAHIM ABDULMALIK (58)ENYINNA MICHAEL KASARACHI (44)PREPARATORY HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ECONOMICS

VP Candidate Qualification
FIRST LEAVING CERTIFICATE WAEC BSC
18ZLPNWANYANWU DANIEL DABERECHUKWU (62)ABUBAKAR JIBRIN IBRAHIM RAMALAN (55)WEST AFRICAN SCHOOL CERTIFICATE BACHELOR OF LAWS

VP Candidate Qualification
DIPLOMA IN LAW
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