The Independent National Electoral Commission has released the final list of candidates eligible to participate in the 2019 General Elections .The list contains the names of candidates for the presidential , senatorial, House of Reps and state Assemblies .
The information was contained on the verified Twitter handle of the Commission, @ inecnigeria .
The presidential candidates ’ list features 144 names comprising parties ’ presidential candidates and their running mates .
The Social Democratic Party did not present presidential candidate or running mate for the election , as two persons – – a former Minister of Information , Jerry Gana ; and a former Governor of Cross River State, Mr . Donald Duke — are laying claim to the ticket.
Gana has been recognised by the courts , but he has not been accepted by his party.
On the other hand , Duke has been ousted by the courts but remains the acceptable candidate to the party .
There are 28 women on the list as either the candidate or the running mate .
The youngest candidate is the 30 -year – old Johnson Omede, being a vice – presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People ’ s Party.
A total of 72 Presidential candidates and another 72 Vice – Presidential candidates are expected to run for the presidential election .
Others whose names appear on the list include President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice – President Yemi Osinbajo , who are the candidates of the All Progressives Congress ; former Vice – President Atiku Abubakar, and former Governor Peter Obi who are the Presidential and Vice -Presidential candidates , respectively , of the Peoples Democratic Party .
Others include Mrs . Oby Ezekwesili of the Allied Peoples Movement of Nigeria ; Mr . Omoyele Sowore of the African Action Congress ; Mr . Kingsley Moghalu of the Young Progressives Party ; Mr . Sina Fagbenro – Byron of the KOWA Party; and Mr . Fela Durotoye of the Alliance for New Nigeria
Others include Mr . Obadaiah Mailafia of the African Democratic Congress; Mrs . Eunice Atuejide of the National Interest Party, among several others .DON'T MISS: Download Edujandon.com News app and get latest news updates directly to your phone!