Every body in Nigeria is aware of the fact that by 2023, the incumbent president of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari Will be Leaving office after serving Nigeria for eight years and a new president will be elected to lead the country.
Many Nigerians has argued whom will contest during the election and whom will be next president of Nigeria because no body or politician has come out to say I am contesting as President of Nigeria during 2023 election except Yul Edochie who has made his intention clear in series of tweets.
Yul Edochie is a popular Nigerian Actor, I wont write much on his biography .
But below is the list and biography of people that might be contesting as president with him.
1) BOLA TINUBU;
Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu, (born 29 March 1952), is a Nigerian politician and a national leader of the All Progressive Congress. He had previously served as the from 1999 to 2007.
His political career began in 1992, when he joined the social democratic party, where he was a member of the Peoples Front faction led by Shehu Musa Yar'Adua and made up of other politicians such as Umaru Yar'Adua, Atiku Abubaker, Yomi Edu etc.
2) GOODLUCK JONATHAN;
Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan (born 20 November 1957) is a Nigerian politician who served as the President of Nigeria from 2010 to 2015. He lost the 2015 election to former military head of state General Muhammadu Buhari, making the first time in the history of Nigeria that an incumbent president lost re-election and conceded defeat.
3) ATIKU ABUBAKER;
Atiku Abubakar (born 25 November 1946) is a Nigerian politician and businessman who served as the vice president of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007 during the presidency of Olusegun Obasanjo. He twice ran as Governor of Adamawa State in 1990 and later, in 1998, being elected before becoming Olusegun Obansajo running mate during the 1999 presidential election and re-elected in 2003.
4) DAVE UMAHI;
Umahi entered public service in 2007 as the acting chairman of the Ebonyi State chapter of the People Democratic Party From 2009 to 2011, he served as state chairman of the party. During that term, he served a year on the governing board of the Federal Medical Centre in Asaba as its chairman.
In 2011, Umahi became deputy governor of Ebonyi State on a ticket with the-then Governor Martin Elechi.
5) OMOYELE SOWORE
On 3 August 2019 Sowore was arrested by the Nigerian State Security Service (SSS) for alleged treason after calling for a protest tagged RevolutionNow. He was arrested again and beaten during a protest in Abuja on January 1, 2021.
Nyesom Wike is a Nigerian politician and lawyer who is the sixth and current Governor of Rivers State. He is an Ikwerre from Rumuepirikom in Obio-Akpor, Rivers State. He is a member of the People's Democratic Party and was educated at Rivers State University of Science and Technology.
Wike was appointed Minister of State for Education on 14 July 2011. Wike was later appointed the Acting Minister of Education, after Mrs Ruqqayatu was sacked but resigned before finishing his term to campaign for Governor of Rivers State. He was replaced by Viola Onwuliri. In 2014, he won the Rivers State People's Democratic Party primary and chose former Secretary to the State Government Ipalibo Banigo as his running mate for deputy governor.
David Oluwafemi Adewunmi Abdulateef Fani-Kayode (born 16 October 1960) is a Nigerian politician, essayist, poet and lawyer. He was a member of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He was with the opposition's All Progressive Congress (APC) until June 2014 when he returned to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party. Although his family lineage originates from Osun, he was born in Lagos, on 16 October 1960 to Chief Victor Babaremilekun Adetokunboh Fani-Kayode and to Chief (Mrs) Adia Adunni Fani-Kayode. He is an Ile-Ife chieftain of Yoruba descent.
Fani-Kayode was the Special Assistant (Public Affairs) to President Olusegun Obasanjo from July 2003 until June 2006. He was appointed the Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from 22 June to 7 November 2006 and as the Minister of Aviation from 7 November 2006 to 29 May 2007.
8) YEMI OSINBAJO;
On 31 March 2015 Buhari was confirmed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner of the presidential elections. Thus Osinbajo became the Vice President-elect of Nigeria. They were both sworn in on 29 May 2015. On 17 August 2017 VP Yemi Osibanjo described hate speech as a species of terrorism.
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