List of Presidential Aspirants for Nigeria’s 2019 General Elections


As the 2019 general elections draw near, and the widespread social media campaign for citizens to get their Permanent Voters Card intensifies, a number of people have a few questions on their lips, “Who do we vote for?” or “What are our options?” Questions that imply that although a lot of people are tired of the current administration and its antics, as they should, they are unaware of the options before them and are therefore reluctant to get their PVC’s and actually head out to vote when the time comes.

A Nigerian twitter user, Oche Oche-Obe has taken his time to put together and tweeted a comprehensive list of everyone that has declared intent to run for the presidency in Nigeria in 2019. Now lets get to know them all today and choose wisely in the forth-coming elections.

Muhammadu Buhari – 75 Years Old


Current President of Nigeria
Left secondary school to the army at age 19
Military Head of State from 1983-1985
Somehow we put him back in office
Has so far spent a sixth of his presidency on sick leave

  Atiku Abubakar – 71 Years Old

Former Vice President of Nigeria
Worked in the Nigerian Customs Office for twenty years
Co-Founder of Intels and oil servicing businesses in Nigeria and Abroad
Founder of the American University of Nigeria
Always shares his views on roles and relevance of social media to governance and democracy in Nigeria on Twitter mostly.

Peter Ayodele Fayose – 57 Years Old

Current Governor of Ekiti
Impeached as Governor in his first term in 2006
Caught in a 37-minute audio recording of a “vote-rigging meeting” for the Ekiti elections in 2014
Also in 2014, EFCC froze accounts he used to launder ₦4.7billion

Fela Durotoye – 46 Years Old

Public speaker and business strategist
BSc. Computer Science and Economics, and MBA/MSc. Business Strategy from Obafemi Awolowo University
Look up the Mushin Makeover Project

Kingsley Moghalu – 55 Years Old

Professor of Practice in International Business and Public Policy at Tufts University
Attended UNN and LSE (PhD)
President of the Institute of Governance and Economic Transformation
Former United Nations official
Former CBN deputy governor

   Sule Lamido – 69 years old

Attended Barewa College
Former Governor of Jigawa from 2007-2015
Former foreign minister from 1999-2003
Briefly jailed and stood trial with his two sons in 2015 for embezzling state funds, blamed his enemies

Omoyele Sowore – 47 years old

Founder and owner of Sahara Reporters
Degrees from the University of Lagos and Columbia University
Lecturer at the City University of New York and the School of Arts, New York
Also a writer, public speaker, and human rights activist


   Thomas-Wilson Ikubese – 47 years old

Chief Medical Director of Sckye Hospital and Diagnostics Limited
Attended the University of Benin School of Medicine and Surgery
Also a poet, motivational speaker, radio and television presenter

Tope Fasua – 47 years old

CEO of Global Analytics Consulting Ltd.
Degrees from Ondo State University, London Business School, and Harvard Business School
National Chairman of the Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP)
Also a newspaper columnist and TV analyst

Donald Duke – 56 Years Old

LLB from Ahmadu Bello University, LLM from the University of Pennsylvania
Former Commissioner for Finance and Planning
Former Governor of Cross River
Initiated the Tinapa Free Zone & Resort, and the Calabar Carnival


Former Lagos State chairman of the defunct African Renaissance Party
Now a chieftain of the APC

Mathias Tsado – 41 years old

CEO of Matstrutt Nigeria Ltd.
BSc. Mech. Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Minna
Set up the Hope Platform Initiative
Say he can provide Nigerians with 16-18 hours of constant power within his first two to three years in office

Eniola Ojajuni – 39 years old

Businessman and consultant on imports, exports, and investments
LLB from Lagos State University, MBA from Ghana Business School
Previously ran for the Lagos State House of Assembly and the Governorship of Ondo

Ahmed Buhari – 40 years old

CEO of Skylar Inc.
Degrees from the Federal University of Technology, and Cavendish College, London

Remi Sonaiya – 63 years old

Retired professor of French Language and Applied Linguistics at Obafemi Awolowo University
Degrees from Obafemi Awolowo University and Cornell University
Was the only female candidate in the 2015 presidential election

Funmilayo Adesanya-Davies – 55 years old

Professor of Language and Communication Arts at the Rivers State University of Education
Degrees from the Universities of Ilorin, Port Harcourt, and Northwestern University
Founded the Agape Bible Church




Source – OnoBello


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