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At 76, Buhari emerges oldest candidate on INEC’s list

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The Independent National Electoral Commission released the list of presidential , senatorial and House of Representatives candidates contesting the 2019 elections.President Muhammadu Buhari , the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate who turned 76 on December 17 , 2018 , is the oldest of all the 72 candidates running for the number one office .

The other septuagenarian presidential candidates are Alhaji Atiku Abubakar ( 72 ) of the Peoples Democratic Party and Maj . -Gen . John Gbor ( 70 ) of the All Progressives Grand Alliance .

The oldest vice – presidential candidates are the People ’ s Trust ’ s Dr Agwuncha Nwankwo ( 76 ) and the United Patriots ’ Moses Okeke ( 72 ) .

In the 60 – 69 age range , there are 12 presidential candidates and seven vice -presidential candidates , including Vice -President Yemi Osinbajo of the APC .

In the 50 – 59 age range , there are 24 presidential candidates , including Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili ( 55 ) of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria and the Young Progressives Party’ s Prof Kingsley Moghalu ( 55 ) , and 18 vice – presidential candidates , including Peter Obi ( 57 ) of the PDP .

In the 40 – 49 age range , there are 24 presidential candidates , including Eunice Atuejide ( 40 ) of the National Interest Party and Fela Durotoye ( 47 ) of the Alliance for New Nigeria , and 31 vice – presidential candidates .

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In the 30 – 39 age range , there are 10 presidential candidates and 13 vice -presidential candidates .

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