2019 ELECTIONS: 22 PRESIDENTIAL RACE ASPIRANTS IN NIGERIA



2019 ELECTIONS: 22 PRESIDENTIAL RACE ASPIRANTS IN NIGERIA

1. Kingsley Moghalu

-55 years old

-Professor of Practice in International Business and Public Policy at Tufts University

-Attended UNN and LSE (Ph.D)

-President of the Institute of Governance and Economic Transformation

-Former United Nations official

-Former CBN deputy governor.


2. Fela Durotoye

-46 years old

-Public speaker and business strategist

-BSc. Computer Science and Economics, and MBA/MSc. Business Strategy from Obafemi Awolowo University

-Look up the Mushin Makeover Project.


3. Donald Duke

-56 years old

-LLB from Ahmadu Bello University, LLM from the University of Pennsylvania

-Former Commissioner for Finance and Planning

-Former Governor of Cross River

-Initiated the Tinapa Free Zone & Resort, and the Calabar Carnival.


4. Funmilayo Adesanya-Davies

-55 years old

-Professor of Language and Communication Arts at the Rivers State University of Education

-Degrees from the Universities of Ilorin, Port Harcourt, and Northwestern University

-Founded the Agape Bible Church.


5. Muhammadu Buhari

-75 years old

-Current President of Nigeria

-Left secondary school to the army at age 19

-Military Head of State from 1983-1985

-Somehow we put him back in office

-Has so far spent a sixth of his presidency on sick leave.


6. Remi Sonaiya

-63 years old

-Retired professor of French Language and Applied Linguistics at Obafemi Awolowo University

-Degrees from Obafemi Awolowo University and Cornell University

-Was the only female candidate in the 2015 presidential election.


7. Thomas-Wilson Ikubese

-47 years old

-Chief Medical Director of Sckye Hospital and Diagnostics Limited

-Attended the University of Benin School of Medicine and Surgery

-Also a poet, motivational speaker, radio and television presenter.


8. Omoyele Sowore

-47 years old

-Founder and owner ofUniversity Sahara Reporters

-Degrees from the University of Lagos and Columbia University

-Lecturer at the City University of New York and the School of Arts, New York

-Also a writer, public speaker, and human rights activist.


9. Enyinnaya Nnaemeka Nwosu

-40 years old

-Former lecturer at West George College

-Degrees from Asia State University and Robert Gordon University

-Worked with the Royal Bankand of Scotland, SERCO Group, the Legal Aid Agency, and Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals in the UK.


10. Ahmed Buhari

-40 years old

-CEO of Skylar Inc.

-Degrees from the Federal University of Technology, and Cavendish College, London.


11. Adesanya Fegbenro-Bryon

-59 years old

-Chairman/CEO of Mothergold Limited, Chief Responsibility Officer forcoordinator Mothergold Consultingcoordinator

-Degrees from the University of Ibadan and Obafemi Awolowo University

-Former regional coordinator for the Department for International Development.


12. Mathias Tsado

-41 years old

-CEO of Matstrutt Nigeria Ltd.Platform

-BSc. Mech. Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Minna

-Set up the Hope Platform Initiative

-Say he can provide Nigerians with 16-18 hours of constant power within his first 2-3 years in office.


13. Eniola Ojajuni

-39 years old (Turning 40 this year)

-Businessman and consultant on imports,Ghana exports, and investments

-LLB from Lagos State University, MBA from Ghana Business School

-Previously ran for the Lagos State House of Assembly and the Governorship of Ondo.


14. Olu James Omosule

-48 years old

-Attended the City University of New York before dropping out to take care of his ill grandmother

-Former Chief Officer for Scope America Outreach in the US

-Served as General Manager for several US firms.


15. Tope Fasua

-47 years old

-CEO of Global Analytics Consulting Ltd.

-Degrees from Ondo State University, London Business School, and Harvard Business School

-National Chairman of the Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP)

-Also a newspaper columnist and TV analyst.


16. Sule Lamido

-69 years old

-Attended Barewa College

-Former Governor of Jigawa from 2007-2015

-Former foreign minister from 1999-2003

-Briefly jailed and stood trial with his two sons in 2015 for embezzling state funds, blamed his enemies.


17. Atiku Abubakar

-71 years old

-Attended Ahmadu Bello University

-Former Vice President from 1999-2007

-Founder/co-founder of Intels, Adama Beverages Ltd., and the American University of Nigeria

-Making his 4th presidential bid under his 4th political party since 1992

-He said he is not desperate to becoming Nigeria president contrary to opinions held by some.


18. Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed

-48 years old

-Degrees from the University of Westminster (BSc & PhD)

-Former senator representing Kaduna North

-MD of Baze Research and Data Services Ltd.

-Founder and Co-Chancellor of Baze University, Abuja.


19. Iyorwuese Hagher

-68 years old

-Attended Ahmadu Bello University

-Pro-Chancellor of Afe-Babalola University

-Former Nigerian Ambassador to Mexico (2004-2007), and Canada (2008-2012)

-Founder of the Africa Leadership Institute USA

-Also a playwright, poet, and activist.


20. Charles Udeogaranya

-46 years old

-Former Lagos State chairman of the defunct African Renaissance Party

-Now a chieftain of the APC.


21. Peter Ayodele Fayose

-57 years old

-Current Governor of Ekiti

-Impeached as Governor in his first term in 2006

-Caught in a 37-minute audio recording of a "vote-rigging meeting" for the Ekiti elections in 2014

-Also in 2014, EFCC froze 4 accounts he used to launder ₦4.7billion

-Somehow still governor today, even though his rigging was caught on tape.

-Somehow was allowed to run after being impeached in 2006.

-Has HND from The Polytechnic, Ibadan.


22. Omotade Ayodele

-36 years old

-President, Emerging Change Academy

-Polytechnic Lecturer

-BSc Aquaculture from University of Agriculture, Abeokuta & MSc Zoology from Olabisi Onabanjo University

-Public speaker, Life Coach Writer & Youth Ambassador

-Community service oriented individual

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