ABUJA – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the names of the 11 presidential candidates and their running mates who will contest the 2015 general elections.
This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Kayode Idowu, the Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman in Abuja.
The statement noted that the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) submitted the names of President Goodluck Jonathan and his Vice, Namadi Sambo.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) submitted the names of Muhammadu Buhari and Yemi Osinbajo as presidential and vice presidential candidates respectively.
Others, the statement stated, were Oluremi Sonaiya and Saidu Bobboi for Kowa Party, Ambrose Albert and Haruna Shaba for Hope Democratic Party.
Also in the list were Ganiyu Galadima and Balarabe Ahmed for Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Rafiu Salau and Clinton Cliff Akuchie for Alliance for Democracy (AD) and Godson Okoye and Alhaji Haruna Adamu for United Democratic Party (UDP).
Mani Ibrahim Ahmad and Obianuju Murphy-Uzohue for African Democratic Congress, while Martin Onovo and Ibrahim Mohammed for National Conscience Party (NCP).
Others are Tunde Anifowoshe-Kelani and Paul Ishaka Ofomile for Action Alliance and Chekwas Okorie and Bello Umar for United Progressive Party.
Out of the 11 presidential candidates, only Jonathan and Buhari contested in the last election held in 2011.