October 7, 2018 marks the deadline for the conclusion of all primary elections in the various political parties, and the submission of names of presidential candidates to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). This is in preparation of the 2019 general election coming up in Nigeria on February next year.

List of Presidential Candidates Contesting For The 2019 General Elections in Nigeria

Presidential Candidates For The 2019 Election in Nigeria With Their Respective Political Parties

Below is the list of presidential candidates of the various political parties that will contest in the 2019 presidential election in Nigeria.

  1. Muhammadu Buhari – All Progressives Congress (APC)
  2. Alhaji Atiku Abubakar – People’s Democratic Party (PDP)
  3. Prince Eniola Ojajuni – Alliance for Democracy (AD)
  4. Tope Kolade Fasua – Abundance Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP)
  5. Dr Adesina Fagbenro-Byron – Kowa Party (KP)
  6. Donald Duke – Social Democratic Party (SDP)
  7. Moses Shipi – All Blending Party (ABP)
  8. Alhaji Ibrahim Usman – National Rescue Movement (NRM)
  9. Omoyele Sowore – African Action Congress (AAC)
  10. Fela Durotoye – Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN)
  11. Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim – Alliance for People’s Trust (APT)
  12. Obiageli Ezekwesili – Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN)
  13. Kingsley Moghalu – Young Progressive Party (YPP)
  14. Mrs Eunice Atuejide – National Interest Party (NIP)
  15. Ahmed Buhari – Sustainable National Party (SNP)
  16. Alistair Soyode – Yes Electorates Solidarity (YES)
  17. Edozie Madu – Independent Democrats (ID)
  18. Hamza Al-Mustapha – People’s Party of Nigeria (PPN)
  19. Peter Nwangwu – We the People of Nigeria (WTPN)
  20. Olusegun Mimiko – Zenith Labour Party (ZLP)

Above is the complete list of the presidential candidates for the 2019 general election coming up next year. You should recall and also take note that the Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, made it known that the 2019 general elections will not be shifted from the set date.

Updated on January 17th 2019


Check out the final list of candidates for the 2019 general election in Nigeria as released by INEC in the early hours of today