The list of eligible candidates for the 2019 general elections has been published by the Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday.
The list entails the names of candidates for the presidential, senatorial, House of Reps and state Assemblies and their parties.
The commission hinted the release of the list on its verified twitter account, @inecnigeria.
On the list is the names of the 72 candidates eligible for the presidential elections and their running mates.
The Social Democratic Party did not present presidential candidate or running mate for the election, as two persons –- a former Minister of Information, Jerry Gana; and a former Governor of Cross River State, Mr. Donald Duke — are laying claim to the ticket.
However, the party remains divided on who to field for the election between the two candidate.
28 women were represented on the list either as candidates of as running mates.
Breaking News: 2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS FINAL LIST OF PRESIDENTIAL,SENATORIAL & HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CANDIDATEShttps://t.co/1q3lQvMtAj
— INEC Nigeria (@inecnigeria) January 17, 2019
Others whose names appear on the list include President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, who are the candidates of the All Progressives Congress; former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, and former Governor Peter Obi who are the Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates, respectively, of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Others include Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili of the Allied Peoples Movement of Nigeria; Mr. Omoyele Sowore of the African Action Congress; Mr. Kingsley Moghalu of the Young Progressives Party; Mr. Sina Fagbenro-Byron of the KOWA Party; and Mr. Fela Durotoye of the Alliance for New Nigeria
Others include Mr. Obadaiah Mailafia of the African Democratic Congress; Mrs. Eunice Atuejide of the National Interest Party, among several others.
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