Nigerians voting for a new president next month will have 18 contenders to choose from but the three men seen as the leading candidates have been separately accused of trading in narcotics, money laundering & global tax avoidance.
Eighteen candidates have been approved by Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to run for president in the 2023 General Election, ensuring a competitive race in February.
Among others on the list include Atiku Abubakar, a two-time vice president of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmed Bola Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos state and member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Peter Obi, a member of the Labour Party (LP), and Rabiu Kwankwaso, a member of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).
Final candidate list for Nigeria’s 2023 presidential election, as released by INEC: are:
1. Imumolen Christopher – Accord Party (AP)
2. Al-Mustapha Hamza – Action Alliance (AA)
3. Sowore Omoyele – African Action Congress (AAC)
4. Kachikwu Dumebi – African Democratic Congress (ADC)
5. Sani Yabagi Yusuf – Action Democratic Party (ADP)
6. Tinubu Bola Ahmed – All Progressives Congress (APC)
7. Umeadi Peter Nnanna – All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)
8. Ojei Princess Chichi – Allied People’s Movement (APM)
9. Nnamdi Charles Osita – Action Peoples Party (APP)
10. Adenuga Sunday Oluwafemi – Boot Party (BP)
11. Obi Peter Gregory – Labour Party (LP)
12. Musa Rabiu Kwankwaso – New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP)
13. Osakwe Felix Johnson – National Rescue Movement (NRM)
14. Abubakar Atiku – Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
15. Abiola Latifu Kolawole – Peoples Redemption Party (PRP)
16. Adebayo Adewole Ebenezer – Social Democratic Party (SDP)
17. Ado-Ibrahim Abdumalik – Young Progressives Party (YPP)
18. Nwanyanwu Daniel Daberechukwu – Zenith Labour Party (ZLP)