Today, Nigerians vote for a new president and 468 federal legislators. In two weeks, the first phase of the 2023 general election will conclude with the gubernatorial and state assembly elections.
In today’s election, 18 recognized parties are fielding candidates, the most in recent Nigerian political history.
Christopher Imumolen (Accord), Hamza Al-Mustapha (AA), Omoyele Sowore (AAC), Dumebi Kachikwu (ADC), Yabani Sani (ADP), Bola Tinubu (APC), Peter Umeadi (APGA), Princess Ojei (APM), and Charles Nnadi (APM) are the presidential candidates and their parties (APP).
Others are Sunday Adenuga (BP), Peter Obi (LP), Rabi’u Kwankwaso (NNPP), Felix Osakwe (NRM), Atiku Abubakar (PDP), Kola Abiola (PRP), Adebayo Adewole (SDP), Ado Ibrahim Abdulmalik (YPP) and Dan Nwanyanwu (ZLP).
Analysts and observers of Nigeria’s democracy have labeled the election a four-horse contest between Messrs. Tinubu, Atiku, Obi, and Kwankwaso despite the number of presidential candidates.