The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday released the final list of national candidates eligible to contest the 2023 general election in Nigeria.
The list comprises the presidential candidates, senatorial candidates as well as the house of representatives candidates (National Assembly) for the polls.
The full list obtained by Naija News reveals that 18 political parties will be fielding candidates for the presidential election.
For legislative elections, 1,101 candidates are vying for 109 Senatorial seats and 3,122 candidates for the House of Representatives seats, making a total of 4,223 candidates contesting for 469 legislative positions.
A further breakdown shows 3,875 of the candidates are males while 381 candidates are females.
INEC in a statement to that effect explained that it released the list in accordance with the provision of the Electoral Act 2022.
The statement partly reads; “In summary, all the 18 political parties have fielded…