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INEC Releases Names of Candidates for 2015 Presidential Election



Buhari Jonathan

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the names of the 11 presidential candidates and their running mates who will contest the 2015 general elections.

This is contained in a statement signed by Kayode Idowu, the Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman in Abuja.

The statement noted that the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) submitted the names of President Goodluck Jonathan and his vice presidential running mate, Namadi Sambo.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) submitted the names of Muhammadu Buhari and Yemi Osinbajo as presidential and vice presidential candidates respectively.

Others, the statement stated, were Oluremi Sonaiya and Saidu Bobboi for Kowa Party, Ambrose Albert and Haruna Shaba for Hope Democratic Party.

Also on the list were Ganiyu Galadima and Balarabe Ahmed for Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Rafiu Salau and Clinton Cliff Akuchie for Alliance for Democracy (AD) and Godson Okoye and Alhaji Haruna Adamu for United Democratic Party (UDP).

Mani Ibrahim Ahmad and Obianuju Murphy-Uzohue for African Democratic Congress, while Martin Onovo and Ibrahim Mohammed are running under the National Conscience Party (NCP).

Others are Tunde Anifowoshe-Kelani and Paul Ishaka Ofomile for Action Alliance and Chekwas Okorie and Bello Umar for United Progressive Party.

Out of the 11 presidential candidates, only Jonathan and Buhari contested in the last election held in 2011.


  1. @edDREAMZ

    December 31, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Lmaoo… This is very funny and i thought is only PDP and APC… Buhari for president thats all i knw….

  2. Tosin

    December 31, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Is there any of the ‘other’ candidates worth considering? I haven’t heard a lot about them.

    Otherwise, we’re just re-running the 2011 election basically? Bored. Please folks, no violence this election, that’s not what this is about. (It’s about process, about progress, the broom and umbrella stuff are just stories…)

  3. a-nony

    January 1, 2015 at 2:28 am

    Chris Okotie is no more doing?

  4. Nkechi

    January 3, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    We are in God’s hand. All I want is let the right person sent by God come and be our president.

  5. solomon oladimeji wahab

    March 28, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    Wheither the enemy likes it or not Nigeria remain peaceful

  6. solomon oladimeji wahab

    March 28, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Nigerians have the right to vote their leaders today please vote a leader that will continue with the progress of success in Nigeria

  7. solomon oladimeji wahab

    March 29, 2015 at 7:30 am

    Nigerians should praise the lord today because what many have pronounce negatively did not manifest praise the lord

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