Nigerian Presidential Election 2019 Candidates & Running Mates: List & Profiles Of Candidates Running For President

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Nigerian Presidential Election 2019 Candidates & Aspirants: List & Short Profiles of People Running for President of Nigeria Next Year

Thursday. October 18, 2018 marks the 121st day, in the countdown to the forthcoming General elections, which holds on February 16, 2019. The anticipation and anxiety are unprecedented, as Nigerians await the big day. With each passing day, the polity is heating up and the presidential campaigns of the respective candidates are gaining steam. One interesting thing is, there are some political novices, who are relatively unknown to the Nigerian populace, seeking to test their popularities in the forthcoming presidential election. We have compiled for you, the list and summarized the profile of each of the candidates in the 2019 Presidential contest.

All political parties have submitted the names and details of their respective candidates to the Nigerian election body, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Read on to know about the men and women, who are aspiring to become the supreme-ruler of this great nation.

President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) 

    • Party: All Progressive Congress (APC)
    • Running Mate: Professor Yemi Osibanjo
    • Date of Birth: December 17, 1942 (75 years)
    • Qualification/Education: SSCE (Debatable)
    • Tribe: Fulani
    • Religion: Islam
    • State of Origin: Katsina
    • Home town: Daura
    • Prior Political Office: Military Head of State (1982 – 1983)
    • Candidacy: 2003; 2007; 2011 & 2015

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar (GCON)

  •  Party: People Democratic Party (PDP)
  • Running Mate: Peter Obi
  • Date of Birth: November 25, 1946 (71 years)
  • Qualification/Education: Bachelors Degree
  • Tribe: Fulani
  • Religion: Islam
  • State of Origin: Adamawa
  • Former Political Office: Vice President (1999 – 2007)
  • Candidacy: First time
  • Profession: Politician (President)/Soldier (Rtd Army General)

Donald Duke

    •  Party: Social Democratic Party (SDP)
    • Running Mate: Dr. Chinnan Dikwal Maclean
    • Date of Birth: 30th September, 1961 (57 years)
    • Qualification/Education: Masters of Law (L.L.M)
    • Religion: Christianity
    • State of Origin: Cross River
    • Home Town: Calabar
    • Former Political Position(s): Governor of Cross River State (1999 – 2007)
    • Candidacy: First time
    • Profession: Politician/Businessman

Omoyele Sowore

  •  Party: African Action Congress (AAC)
  • Date of Birth: February 16, 1971 (47 years)
  • Qualification/Education: Masters degree
  • Tribe: Yoruba
  • State of Origin: Ondo
  • Home Town: Ilaje
  • Candidacy: First time
  • Profession: Reporter/Activist

Oby Ezekwesili

    •  Party: Allied Congress Party of Nigeria
    • Date of Birth: April 28, 1963 (55 years)
    • Qualification/Education: Masters (Doctor – Honorary)
    • Tribe: Igbo
    • Religion: Christianity
    • State of Origin: Anambra
    • Candidacy: First time
    • Profession: Activist/Chartered Accountant/Lawyer

Gbenga Olawepo Hashim

  •  Party: Alliance of New Nigeria (ANN)
  • Date of Birth: June 28, 1965 (53 years)
  • Qualification/Education: Bachelors
  • Tribe: Yoruba
  • State of Origin:
  • Candidacy: First time

Kingsley Moghalu

    •  Party: Young Progressive Party (YPP)
    • Date of Birth: 7th May, 1963 (55 years)
    • Education/Qualification: Professorship
    • Tribe: Igbo
    • Religion: Christianity
    • State of Origin: Abia
    • Candidacy: First time
    • Profession: Political Economist

Hamza Al Mustapha

  •  Party: Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN)
  • Date of Birth: Unrevealed
  • Education/Qualification: Unrevealed
  • Tribe: Fulani
  • Religion: Islam
  • State of Origin: Yobe
  • Candidacy: First time
  • Profession: Retired Soldier (Major)

Olusegun Mimiko

  •  Party: Zenith Labour Party (ZLP)
  • Date of Birth: October 3, 1954 (54 years)
  • Qualification/Education: Bachelors (MBBS)
  • Tribe: Yoruba
  • State of Origin: Ondo
  • Former Political Position(s): Governor of Ondo State
  • Candidacy: First time
  • Profession: Politician

Chris Okotie

  •  Party: Fresh Democratic Party (FDP)
  • Date of Birth: June 16, 1958 (60 years)
  • Qualification/Education: Bachelors (Law)
  • State of Origin: Delta
  • Candidacy: 2003; 2007 & 2011
  • Profession: Pastor

Obadiah Mailafia

  •  Party: African Democratic Congress (ADC)
  • Date of Birth: December 24, 1956 (62 years)
  • Qualification/Education: Masters
  • State of Origin: Kaduna
  • Candidacy: First time
  • Profession: Financial Economist (rtd)

John Ghor

  •  Party: All Progressive Grand Alliance
  • Running Mate: Jerry Chukwueke
  • Date of Birth: Unrevealed
  • Qualification/Education: Unrevealed
  • Tribe: Igbo
  • Candidacy: First time
  • Profession: Soldier (Rtd Army General)

Ali Soyode

    •  Party: Yes Electorate Solidarity (YES)
    • Date of Birth: Unrevealed
    • Qualification/Education: Bachelors
    • Tribe: Yoruba
    • Candidacy: First time
    • Profession: ex-CEO BEN TV/Reporter 

Eunice Atuejide 

  • Party: National Interest Party (NIP)
  • Date of Birth: August 16, 1978 (40 years)
  • Qualification/Education: Masters (LLM)
  • Tribe: Igbo
  • State of Origin: Enugu
  • Candidacy: First time
  • Profession: Lawyer

Edozie Madu 

  • Party: Independent Democrat Party (IDP)
  • Date of Birth: Unrevealed
  • State of Origin: Anambra
  • Candidacy: First time
  • Profession: Politician

Davidson Isibor Akhimien 

  • Party: Grassroots Development Party of Nigeria (GDPN)
  • Education/Qualification: Bachelors
  • State of Origin: Edo
  • Candidacy: First time
  • Profession: Soldier (Rtd)/Administrator

Ike Keke 

  • Party: New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP)
  • Date of Birth: Unrevealed
  • Qualification/Education: Masters
  • Tribe: Igbo
  • Candidacy: First time
  • Profession: Retired Serviceman (US Military)

Alhaji Yahaya Ndu 

  • Party: African Renaissance Party
  • Date of Birth: April 1957 (61 years)
  • State of Origin: Enugu
  • Religion: Islam
  • Candidacy: 2011 & 2015

Babatunde Ademola 

  • Party: Nigerian Community Movement Party (NMCP)
  • Date of Birth: Unrevealed
  • Tribe: Yoruba
  • Past Candidacy: First time

Adesina Fagbenro Bryon 

  • Party: Kowa
  • Date of Birth: Unrevealed
  • Qualification/Education: PhD
  • Tribe: Yoruba
  • Past Candidacy: First time

Chuks Nwachukwu 

  • Party: All Grassroots Alliance (AGA)
  • Date of Birth: Unrevealed
  • Education/Qualification: LLB (Law)
  • Tribe: Igbo
  • Candidacy: First time
  • Profession: Lawyer 

Tope Fasua 

  • Party: Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP)
  • Date of Birth: September 11, 1971 (47 years)
  • Education/Qualification: Ph.D
  • State of Origin: Ondo
  • Candidacy: First time
  • Profession: Economist/Writer

Ahmed Bee Buhari 

  • Party: Sustainable National Party (SNP)
  • Date of Birth: April 7, 1978 (40 years)
  • Education/Qualification: Masters degree
  • State of Origin: Niger State
  • Candidacy: First time
  • Profession: ICT Consultant/Businessman

Moses Shipi 

  • Party: All Blending Party (ABP)
  • Date of Birth: March 2, 1979 (39 years)
  • Education/Qualification: Bachelors degree
  • State of Origin: Bauchi
  • Candidacy: First time
  • Profession: Quantity Surveyor/CEO LA Shipson Group

Sunday Chukwu-Eguzolugo 

  • Party: Justice Must Prevail Party (JMPP)
  • Date of Birth: Unrevealed
  • Education/Qualification: Unrevealed
  • Tribe: Igbo
  • Former Elective Position(s): None
  • Candidacy: First time
  • Profession: Pastor/Apostle 

Peter Nwangwu 

  • Party: We the People of Nigeria Party (WPNP)
  • Education/Qualification: Professorship
  • State of Origin: Anambra
  • Candidacy: First time
  • Profession: Medical Scientist

Habu Aminchi 

  • Party: Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM)
  • Date of Birth: Unrevealed
  • Education/Qualification: Unrevealed
  • State of Origin: Bauchi State
  • Candidacy: First time
  • Profession: Pastor

Yabagi Yusuf Sani 

  • Party: Action Democratic Party
  • Date of Birth: July 1, 1954 (64 years)
  • Qualification: Bachelors
  • State of Origin: Niger
  • Candidacy: First time
  • Profession: Engineer

Hamisu Santuraki 

  • Party: Mega Party of Nigeria (NPN)
  • Date of Birth: Unrevealed
  • Candidacy: First time

Habib Muhammed Gajo

  •  Party: Young Democratic Party (YDP)
  • Candidacy: First time

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