- The INEC published on Sunday, January 8, the complete list of presidential and NASS candidates before the next elections.
- The release of the full list after the primary was in line with the commission’s rules.
- As listed, the names of Peter Obi, Atiku Abubakar, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Rabiu Kwankwaso are recognized.
The final list of presidential and National Assembly candidates from all political parties running in the February 25 elections has been released.
Punch reports that the list was published by the Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday, January 8.
The publication of the list by INEC was made in accordance with section 32(1) of the Electoral Law of 2022 and article 8 of the Calendar and Calendar of Activities for the General Election of 2023.
The list was published after the conclusion of the primary elections for all political party offices.
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the presidential candidates of the People’s Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar; the Congress of All Progressives, Bola Tinubu; Labor Party, Peter Obi; and the New Nigeria People’s Party, Rabiu Kwankwaso, are said to be on the list.
Others include Daberechukwu Nwanyanwu, Zenith Labor Party presidential candidate and running mate Ramalan Abubakar; Dumebi Kachikwu, presidential candidate, African Democratic Congress and his running mate Ahmed Mani.
Furthermore, the names of Akwa Ibom State Senator Godswill Akpabio and Delta State Senator Peter Nwaobishi, as well as Bashir Machina, who replaced Senate President Ahmad Lawan, are on the list.
Tinubu, Atiku, Obi, Kwankwaso: why presidential candidates pay more attention to the north than to the south during the campaigns
With the 2023 election race a few weeks away, the presidential candidates were already paying attention to the largest voting bloc in Nigeria’s political space.
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The leading presidential candidates are Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi of the Labor Party and Rabiu Kwankwaso’s New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP).
This is due to the fact that its foot soldiers have been increasing the northern region as it leads the number of Nigerian voters in the 2023 elections.
According to statistics released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), of the 93 million registered voters expected to vote in the 2023 election, 49 million are from the Arewa nation.