The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday released the final list of national candidates eligible to contest the 2023 general election in Nigeria.
The list comprises the presidential candidates, senatorial candidates as well as the house of representatives candidates (National Assembly) for the polls.
The full list obtained by Naija News reveals that 18 political parties will be fielding candidates for the presidential election.
For legislative elections, 1,101 candidates are vying for 109 Senatorial seats and 3,122 candidates for the House of Representatives seats, making a total of 4,223 candidates contesting for 469 legislative positions.
A further breakdown shows 3,875 of the candidates are males while 381 candidates are females.
INEC in a statement to that effect explained that it released the list in accordance with the provision of the Electoral Act 2022.
The statement partly reads; “In summary, all the 18 political parties have fielded candidates and their running mates for the Presidential election. For legislative elections, 1,101 candidates are vying for 109 Senatorial seats and 3,122 candidates for Federal Constituencies i.e. House of Representatives seats, making a total of 4,223 candidates contesting for 469 legislative positions.
“In terms of gender distribution, 3,875 candidates are male, made up of 35 for Presidential and Vice Presidential, 1,008 for Senate and 2,832 for House of Representatives.
“Similarly, 381 females comprising 1 for Presidential, 92 for Senate, and 288 for House of Representatives are contesting. There are also 11 Persons with Disability (PWDs) in the race.”
Check out the full list here.