Nigerian Electoral Commission, INEC Releases Final List Of Presidential, National Assembly Candidates For February 25 Elections

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 contains the names of candidates validly nominated for national elections at the close 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, and New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Omoyele Sowore, Atiku Abubakar, Bola Tinubu, Peter Obi, and Rabiu Kwankwaso respectively are on 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.

Other names include; Senator Godswill Akpabio from Akwa Ibom state, Senator Peter Nwaobishi of Delta State and Bashir Machina, who will replace the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan in the National Assembly.

The publication of the final list of candidates for national elections (presidential, senatorial and federal constituencies) is in accordance with section 32(1) of the Electoral Act 2022 and item 8 of the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the 2023 General Elections.

The list was published on the INEC website on Sunday.

The publication of the full names and addresses of all nominated candidates comes after the display of the particulars of all nominated candidates in their constituencies nationwide as provided by section 29(3) of the Electoral Act.

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