2019 Nigerian general election
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General elections will be held in Nigeria on 16 February 2019 to elect the President and the National Assembly. They will be the sixth quadrennial elections since the end of military rule in 1999. Presidential primaries are likely to be held during the last six months of 2018.
The President of Nigeria is elected using a simple majority of the highest votes cast, as well as over 25% of the votes in at least two-thirds of states. The 360 members of the House of Representatives are elected using first-past-the-post voting in single-member constituencies, whilst the 109 members of the Senate are elected from 108 single-seat constituencies into which the States are divided (three each) and one single-seat constituency consisting the Federal Capital Territory, all by first-past-the-post voting.
Declared presidential candidates
Other declared candidates are:
- Atiku Abubakar, former vice president, is the PDP Presidential Candidate.
- Chike Ukaegbu, founder of Startup52, is the presidential candidate of AAP.
- Donald Duke, a former governor of Cross Rivers State, is the presidential candidate of the SDP.
- Fela Durotoye, member of Alliance for New Nigeria.
- Oby Ezekwesili, former Minister of Education and leader of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign.
- Tope Fasua, founder and National Chairman of the Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party.
- Rabiu Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano State.
- Sule Lamido, a former governor of Jigawa State.
- Ahmed Makarfi, former chairman of the People's Democratic Party National Caretaker Committee.
- Obadiah Mailafia, former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and candidate of the African Democratic Congress.
- Kingsley Moghalu, former Deputy Governor of the CBN and Professor of Practice at Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
- Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, oil business mogul and presidential candidate for the Peoples Trust.
- Remi Sonaiya, member of the KOWA Party and former university lecturer.
- Omoyele Sowore, human rights activist, pro-democracy campaigner and publisher of news website Sahara Reporters.
- Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, former Minister of Special Duties.
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