The fact that the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress are the two most funded and battle ready parties has meant that most people only know and think that the presidential candidates they can choose from in the forthcoming General elections are restricted to President Goodluck Jonathan and Retired Gen. Muhammadu Buhari.
The truth is however that there are other ably qualified citizens vying for the post of President in the February 14th Presidential elections. So in case you are one of the many millions of undecided Nigerians who are not convinced by both APC and PDP candidates you have every reason to look carefully at, research about and choose any of the other candidates as listed by INEC on its website.
So see INEC’s list of presidential candidates for the forthcoming election after its screening; there are a total of 14 candidates vying for the number seat come February 2014
1. Sen. Tunde Anifowose-Kelani (President) and Mr Ishaka Paul (Vice President) – Accord Alliance
2. Rufus Salawu and Akuchie Clif (VP) – Action for Democracy (AD)
3. Alhaji Ganiyu Galadima and Ojengbede Farida (VP) – ACPN
4. Dr Mani Ibrahim Ahmad and Obianuju Murphy-Uzohue (VP) – African Democratic Congress (ADC)
5. Ayeni Musa Adebayo and Anthony Faith Ologbosere (VP) – African Peoples Alliance (APA)
6. Chief Sam Eke and Hassana Hassan (VP) – Citizens Popular Party (CPP)
7. High Chief Ambrose N. Albert Owuru and Alhaji Haruna Yahaya Shaba (VP) – HOPE party
8. Comfort Oluremi Sonaiya and Alhaji Seidu Bobboi (VP) – KOWA party
9. Chief Martin Onovo and Ibrahim Mohammed for National Conscience Party (NCP)
10. Allagoa Kelvin Chinedu and Arabamhen Mary for Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN)
11. Godson Mgbodile Ohaenyem Okoye and Haruna Adamu for United Democratic Party (UDP)
12. Chief (Dr) Chekwas Okorie and Barr. Bello Umar will run for United Progressive Party (UPP)
13. Dr. Goodluck Jonathan and Arch. Namadi Sambo – Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
14. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and Prof. Yemi Osibanjo – All Progressive Congress (APC)
Now don’t say you don’t have an option on who to vote besides the big two candidates.