The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has released the final list of
presidential and National Assembly, NASS, candidates of all the political parties
contesting the February 25 elections in Nigeria.
The published list includes the names of candidates validly nominated for national
elections at the end of the parties’ primaries and the period earmarked for the
withdrawal and substitution of candidates.
The names of the presidential candidates of the African Action Congress (AAC),
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), All Progressives Congress (APC), Labour Party, (LP),
and New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Omoyele Sowore, Atiku Abubakar, Bola
Tinubu, Peter Obi, and Rabiu Kwankwaso respectively are included in the final list.
Other presidential candidates on the list include Daberechukwu Nwanyanwu,
presidential candidate of Zenith Labour Party, ZLP, and his running mate, Ramalan
Abubakar; Dumebi Kachikwu, presidential candidate, African Democratic Congress,
ADC, and his running mate, Ahmed Mani.
For the national assembly list, Senator Godswill Akpabio from Akwa Ibom state, Senator Peter Nwaobishi of Delta State, and Bashir Machina, who will be replacing the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan in the National Assembly had been included in the list.
The final list publication of candidates for the national elections (presidential, senatorial, and federal constituencies) is following section 32(1) of the Electoral Act 2022 and is included in item 8 of the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the 2023 General Elections.
The list was published on the INEC website on Sunday, 8 January 2023.