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2019 Presidential Election List of presidential candidates contesting in next year's election

With 91 registered political parties in Nigeria, there are a lot of candidates contesting to become president.

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Gbor says he can make Nigerians happy if elected President play Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar (left) and President Muhammadu Buhari (right) are favourites to win the 2019 presidential election (Premium Times)

The 2019 presidential election is only four months away and Nigerians are finally getting to know the candidates that will fight to win their votes to become the nation's president, or return for another four years.

The October 7 deadline set by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to register candidates has now passed and all the parties interested in contesting have elected their candidates.

While President Muhammadu Buhari was affirmed as the candidate of the All Progressives' Congress (APC) at the party's national convention this weekend, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, was elected the candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP).

While many believe that next year's election will be closely fought between the candidates of the two leading parties, there are a lot more candidates who will appear on the ballot on February 16, 2019.

Here is a list of all the presidential candidates that have emerged to contest next year.

1. President Muhammadu Buhari - All Progressives' Congress (APC)

APC Primaries: Read Buhari's acceptance speech after being elected APC's flag-bearer play President Muhammadu Buhari (Facebook/Buhari)

 

2. Atiku Abubakar - People's Democratic Party

Atiku explains why he didn’t attend peace accord signing play Atiku Abubakar (The Guardian)

 

3. Donald Duke - Social Democratic Party (SDP)

play Donald Duke

 

4. Kingsley Moghalu - Young Progressive Party (YPP)

Moghalu breaks his campaign with free online copy of his book play Kingsley Moghalu (To Build A Nation)

 

5. Obiageli Ezekwesili - Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN)

Ezekwesili speaks on ending Boko Haram in CNN interview play Obiageli Ezekwesili (Brand Campaign )

 

6. Fela Durotoye - Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN)

Durotoye explains why Boko Haram's insurgency is still alive play Fela Durotoye (Instagram/@feladurotoye)

 

7. Omoyele Sowore - African Action Congress (AAC)

Sowore: Obasanjo is dishonest, Buhari is a useless man play Omoyele Sowore (Premium Times)

 

8. Tope Fasua - Abundance Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP)

Tope Fasua wins ANRP's presidential ticket to contest in 2019 play Tope Fasua (Posterity Media)

 

9. Eunice Atuejide - National Interest Party (NIP)

Eunice Atuejide: Nigerian youths will make me president play Eunice Atuejide (Pulse)

 

10. Olusegun Mimiko - Zenith Labour Party (ZLP)

I'll make a great president for Nigeria - Mimiko play Olusegun Mimiko (Twitter/@Iroko2019)

 

11. Adesina Fagbenro-Byron - Kowa Party (KP)

Fagbenro-Byron emerges as KOWA Party's presidential candidate play Adesina Fagbenro-Byron (City People Magazine)

 

12. Chike Ukaegbu - Advanced Allied Party (AAP)

Chike Ukaegbu joins new party, AAP, to run for President play Chike Ukaegbu (Pulse)

 

13. Hamza Al-Mustapha - People's Party of Nigeria (PPN)

Al-Mustapha to contest against Buhari in 2019 election play Hamza Al-Mustapha (Punch)

 

14. Alistair Soyode - Yes Electorates Solidarity (YES)

Alistair Soyode play Alistair Soyode (Daily Times Nigeria)

15. Obadiah Mailafia - African Democratic Congress (ADC)

Obadiah Mailafia play Obadiah Mailafia (BusinessDay)

 

16. Ahmed Buhari - Sustainable National Party (SNP)

Ahmed Buhari vows to chase President Buhari out of Aso Rock play Ahmed Buhari (BusinessDay)

17. Usman Ibrahim Alhaji - National Rescue Movement (NRM)

Usman Ibrahim Alhaji play Usman Ibrahim Alhaji (UIA Campaign Organisation)

18. Eniola Ojajuni - Alliance for Democracy (AD)

Eniola Ojajuni play Eniola Ojajuni (Twitter/@eniola_ojajuni)

19. Apostle Sunday Chukwu-EguzolugO - Justice Must Prevail Party (JMPP)

Meet presidential candidate who was annointed by Jesus Christ play Apostle Sunday Chukwu-Eguzolug (JMPP)

20. Funmilayo Adesanya-Davies - Mass Action Joint Alliance (MAJA)

Adesanya-Davies: Men should give women chance to lead Nigeria play Prof. Olufumilayo Adesanya-Davis (von.gov)
 

ALSO READ: Meet JMPP's presidential candidate who was anointed by Jesus Christ in a dream

21. Nicolas Felix - Peoples Coalition Party (PCP)

Nicolas Felix play

Nicolas Felix

(Nicolas Felix Campaign Organisation)
 

22. Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim - Alliance for People's Trust (APT)

Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim play

Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim

(The Nation)
 

23. Habu Aminchi - Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM)

24. Yabagi Sani - Action Democratic Party (ADP)

25. Moses Shipi - All Blending Party (ABP)

26. Peter Nwangwu - We the People of Nigeria (WTPN)

27. John Ogbor - All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)

28. Edozie Madu - Independent Democrats (ID)

29. Yahaya Ndu - African Renaissance Party (ARP)

30. Davidson Akhimien - Grassroots Development Party of Nigeria (GDPN)

31. Ike Keke - New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP)

32. Hamisu Santuraki - Mega Party of Nigeria (MPN)

33. Habib Gajo - Young Democratic Party (YDP)

34. Williams Awosola - Democratic People’s Congress (DPC)

35. Edozie Madu - Independent Democrats (ID)

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