An Analysis of the 2023 Candidates for the Office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Tinubu, Atiku, Peter Obi and Kwankwaso)


In this article, I will detail all we ought to know of the 2023 aspirants for the office of the president of the federal republic of Nigeria. Shockingly, many know just about the three significant applicants for the position while in reality there are 16 candidates for the position. In spite of such, this article will just specify in full the candidates though more intotu study will be on the party flagbarriers of APC, PDP, LP and NNPP, their qualities and shortcomings up to this point.

An Analysis of the 2023 Candidates for the Office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Tinubu, Atiku, Peter Obi and Kwankwaso)

Top Four candidates for the Office of the President


Party Flag Bearers




Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu

All Progressive Congress (APC)

Ibrahim Kabir Masari


Atiku Abubakar

People’s Democratic Party (PDP)

Ifeanyichukwu Arthur Okowa


Peter Obi

Labour Party (LP)

Doyin Okupe


Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso

New Nigerian’s Peoples Party (NNPP)

Ladipo Johnson


Chekwas Okorie

All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)



Okwudili Nwa-Anyajike

National Rescue Movement (NRM)



Christopher Imumolen

Accord Party (AP)



Dumebi Kachikwu

African Democratic Congress (ADC)



Dan Nwanyanwu

Zenith Labour Party (ZLP)



Prince Malik Ado-Ibrahim

Young Progressives Party (YPP)



Prince Adewole Adebayo

Social Democratic Party (SDP)



Hamza Al-Mustapha

Action Alliance (AA)



Yabagi Yusuf Sani

Action Democratic Party (ADP)



Omoyele Sowore

Action Congress (AAC)



Kola Abiola

Peoples Redemption Party (PRP)



Sunday Adenuga

Boot Party (BP)


* The ideological groups themselves made no endeavor to introduce to the public their vice presidents , who are intended to assist them with prevailing upon electors in the official political race,  consequently the composite rundown and will be refreshed when confirmed 100 percent.

1. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (APC)

Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu (born 29 March 1952) is a Nigerian accountant and politician who has been national leader of the All Progressives Congress since the party’s creation in 2013. He served as the Governor of Lagos State from 1999 to 2007 and Senator for Lagos West during the short Third Republic.

His political vocation started in 1992, when he joined the Social Democratic Party where he was a member from the Peoples Front group drove by Shehu Musa Yar’Adua and comprised of different lawmakers like Umaru Yar’Adua, Atiku Abubakar, Baba Gana Kingibe, Rabiu Kwankwaso, Abdullahi Aliyu Sumaila, Magaji Abdullahi, Dapo Sarumi and Yomi Edu. He was selected for the Senate representing the Lagos West constituency in the brief Nigerian Third Republic. After the results of the 12 June 1993 official decisions were dissolved, Tinubu became a founding member of the pro-democracy National Democratic Coalition, a group which mobilized support for the restoration of democracy and acknowledgment of Moshood Abiola as victor of the 12 June political race. Following seizure of power by the military under General Sani Abacha, he went into exile in 1994 and returned to the country in 1998 after the death of the military dictator, which ushered in the transition to the Fourth Nigerian Republic. In January 1999, he represented the place of Governor of Lagos State on the AD ticket and won.

In January 2022, he declared his aim to run for the APC selection for President of Nigeria in the 2023 official political race.

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Here are our hypothesized shortcomings to Ahmed Bola Tinubu presidential aspiration:

Age: Born on March, 1952, Ahmed Bola Tinubu is 70years as of the time this article is being composed. Many have contended that Tinubu is really more established than 70years as his name and time of birth have been modified threefold on Wikipedia. With the official flagbearer being envisioned by quite a few people as a man whose wellbeing ought not be connected to the round of legislative issues.

Godfatherism: Tinubu has been widely perceived as the “Jagaban of Lagos”. His role in calling the shots of the uber city-state was uncovered in The Lion of Bourdillion, a 2015 narrative film featuring his political and monetary hold on the city-state. Tinubu recorded a N150 billion slander suit against the makers, AIT, and the narrative quit circulating on 6 March 2015 with an out of court settlement/grasping between the two players.

Corruption: In January 2009, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission cleared Tinubu of charges of conspiracy, money laundering, abuse of office and official corruption in relation to a sale of V-mobile network shares in 2004.  Nevertheless, the new recent viral videos of Bullion vans seen entering and leaving Tinubu bequest during primaries have added more fuel to the already burning flame.

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Rich Political Experience: As a previous governor and ‘Jagaban’ of Lagos state, Ahmed Bola Tinubu have a stockpile of abundance in relation to knowledge pertaining governance on his disposal. He has a rich political foundation that stretches as far back as second republic. This knowledge of the game of politics was evident especially in the party primaries as all could see and authenticate the game in flawlessness.

Persistence: Otunga Daniel portrayed Tinubu as a hounded warrior who knows his onions and will take measures to accomplishing his essential targets. As would be natural for him ‘the Bola Tinubu that I know is an essential scholar, an extraordinary organizer and an efficient character, which are the qualities that have worked for him in governmental issues as well as in his business and social connections.”. 




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