As the date given by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for political parties to conclude their primaries elapsed, 16 of the 18 registered political parties have produced their presidential candidates.
As of the time of filing this report, the African Democratic Party, ADP; and Action Peoples Party, APP, were yet to produce their candidates
The INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, hinted at a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners in Abuja on Thursday.
The Commission stressed further that only names of candidates that emerged from democratic primaries as provided by Sec. 84 of the Electoral Act 2022 shall be submitted.
Yakubu said: “All primaries end today, Thursday 9th June 2022. For the next one week from tomorrow, 10th June 2022, all Political Parties are required to submit their list of candidates for national elections (Presidential/Vice Presidential, Senatorial and House of Representatives) latest by Friday, 17th June 2022.
Empire gathered parties that have produced their candidates below
– Bola Ahmed Tinubu, All Progressives Congress, APC
– Atiku Abubakar, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP
– Peter Obi, Labour Party, LP
– Yusuf Mamman Dantalle Allied People’s Movement, APM
– Musa Kwankwaso, New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP
– Chekwas Okorie, All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA
– Kola Abiola, Peoples Redemption Party, PRP
– Omoyele Sowore, African Action Congress, AAC
– Adewole Adebayo Social Democratic Party, SDP
– Dumebi Kachikwu, African Democratic Congress, ADC
– Okwudili Nwa-Anyajike, National Rescue Movement, NRM
– Dan Nwanyanwu, Zenith Labour Party, ZLP
– Christopher Imumolen, Accord
– Hamza Al-Mustapha, Action Alliance, AA
– Malik Ado-Ibrahim, Young Progressive Party, YPP
– Sunday Adenuga, Boot Party, BP
Meanwhile, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had given the presidential and governorship candidates of the 18 registered political parties eight days to pick and submit the lists of their running mates.