Pulse List 10 Nigerians who should run for President in 2019

A lot of Nigerians will be itching to have a shot at the Presidency in 2019. Here are 10 of them.

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Three years from now Nigerians will return to the polls to vote for the next President of Nigeria.

It's no news that the Buhari government is having an image problem right now with millions of people losing faith in it daily. 2019 poses a strong chance for a serious contender to challenge the APC government.

Below is a list of 10 Nigerians who could run for President come 2019.

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Business leaders say if Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote is hurt, then there's a serious problem in Nigeria's economy

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1) Aliko Dangote

In 2019, it would be perfect for the richest black man in the world to run for the President of the most populous black nation on earth. The billionaire practically runs the economy. Why not be the President and rule the entire nation? He already owns like 40% of Nigeria.

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Ayo Fayose, Ekiti state Governor (PremiumTimes)

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2) Ayo Fayose

The Ekiti state governor is the biggest critic of this present government. He always seems to have a grouse with the Buhari-led administration. Well, in 2019 we should give Fayose a shot to see if he has what it takes to do better than the current President. I hope he won't be sharing yam as one of his policies when he becomes President.

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Basketmouth is all smiles despite recent robbery attack

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3) Basketmouth

The funny man declared that if Donald Trump won the election in the United States he would run for office in 2013. Well, Basketmouth you know what happened in America. Get ready to keep up to your promise.

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Folorunsho Alakija

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4) Folorunsho Alakija

She is one of the richest human beings in the world. Financially, she has what it takes to run for President. From a business point of view, she is the best female candidate. Maybe if she wins she would turn Nigeria into a money making machine.

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5) Chimamanda Adichie

The famed author is  very popular amongst women in the country. It won't be far fetched if she runs for office three years from now. She might not win but her views of gender equality and feminism could reach a wider audience.

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Tsohon Mataimakin Shugaban Ƙasa ya ce ya kamata karatun firamare da sakandare ya zama kyauta da kuma dole.

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6) Atiku Abubakar

Just for the sake of it, the former Vice President should contest again. His chances are good in 2019 but the door has always been closed on Atiku every time he ran office. Will 2019 be different?

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7) Femi Fani-Kayode

Another critic, it would be nice to see what FFK does as President if he wins. He seems to be an orator but it will take more than fancy words to rule a nation like Nigeria. He has a lot of ideas on paper, let's see how good they are in flesh.

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8) Ben Murray Bruce

The media mogul's desire to run for President in 2019 is probably the worst kept secret in Nigeria. His controversial tweets and statements is Ben Bruce's way of warming up for the big office in Aso Rock.

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Chris Okotie

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9) Chris Okotie

The man of God didn't run for office in 2015 but he can give it a shot in 2019. I think Nigerians are now okay with the idea of pastors running for office. With a better party structure who knows what Okotie might achieve three years from now.

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Seyi Law

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10) Seyi Law

 Hey, since Basketmouth will be running in 2019 it won't be fair if he is the only comedian in the race. Politics could be a bit dry, let Seyi Law bring the humour.

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