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2023 Elections: INEC Releases Final List Of Presidential, NASS Candidates

The final list of candidates for president and the National Assembly from each political party running in the elections on February 25 has been made public by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Section 32(1) of the Electoral Act of 2022 and item 8 of the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the 2023 General Election both required the publishing of the final list of candidates for national elections (presidential, senatorial, and federal constituencies).

Following the conclusion of the political party nomination process and the holding of primaries, all candidates who had been nominated were publicly announced with their complete names and addresses on Sunday.

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In accordance with section 29(3) of the Electoral Act, it was also a follow-up to the nationwide disclosure of all nominated candidates’ personal information.


The names of candidates who were legitimately nominated for national elections at the conclusion of the parties’ primaries are listed together with the window of time set out for withdrawal and candidate substitution.

The final list included Atiku Abubakar, of the Peoples Democratic Party, Bola Tinubu, of the All Progressives Congress, Peter Obi, of the Labour Party, and Rabiu Kwankwaso, of the New Nigeria Peoples Party.

On the same list of candidates for president were Daberechukwu Nwanyanwu of the Zenith Labour Party and his running mate Ramalan Abubakar, as well as Dumebi Kachikwu of the African Democratic Congress and Ahmed Mani.

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Along with Bashir Machina, who took over as Senate President from Ahmad Lawan, the list also included the names of Senators Godswill Akpabio from Akwa Ibom State and Peter Nwaobishi from Delta State.


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