Nigeria’s Presidential Election 2023

Nigeria’s Presidential Election popularly known as Nigeria Decides is a election during which eligible Nigeria voters go to pool to vote who become Nigeria’s president and Commander in Chief of Armed Forces in Nigeria.

The Nigeria 2023 presidential election billed to take place on 25th February,2023 is a very interesting one for many reasons.

For the first time, Nigeria’s presidential election is is considered by many as three (3) horse race, breaking the traditional two (2) horse race which has always been obtained in previous elections.

More interestingly, since return of democracy in Nigeria in the year 1999, this is the first presidential election where the three (3) major candidates all hailed from the three major ethnic nationalities in Nigeria.

This have given the observers and those predicting the election a keen task of not being able to predict a clear winner.

This is because with the major candidates, predicting Nigeria’s voting pattern for the presidential election 2023 is tricky.

In this article, we would be giving you few facts and informations about the upcoming Nigeria’s 25th February 2023 elections.

This will give you updates on Nigeria presidential election 2023.

Who Are The Major Candidates for Nigeria’s Presidential Election?

There are over 18 candidates contesting Nigeria’s presidential election across various political parties.

However, only 4 are considered the major candidates and contenders for Nigeria’s Presidential elections.

Peter Obi – Labour Party

Peter Obi is Nigeria’s renowned entrepreneur and politician who served as governor of Anambra state between 2006 to 2014.

He is one of the major candidates for Nigeria’s Presidential Election.

He is renowned for his prudence management of public resources, integrity and track records in public office.

Peter Obi is contesting under the platform of Labour Party.

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar – Peoples Democratic Party

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar who is contesting for Nigeria’s presidential seat under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is one of the major candidates and contenders for Nigeria’s presidential election 2023.

He is the former Vice President, retired Customs Officer and renowned entrepreneur.

Bola Ahmed Tinubu- All Progressive Congress

Bola Ahmed Tinubu who is contesting under All Progressive Congress (APC) is also ranked amongst the major candidates and contenders for Nigeria’s presidential election.

He is former governor of Lagos state and also ex senator.

Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso – New Nigeria People’s Party

Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso who is former governor of Kano state is also one of the major candidates contesting for Nigeria’s presidential election.

He is running on the platform of New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP).

These four major candidates are rated as the major contestants for Nigeria’s presidential election, 2023.

When Will INEC Announce Results of Nigeria’s Presidential Election?

Announcing of presidential election results comes with lots of pressure and courage.

Unlike the Governorship elections, how long it takes before INEC will announce the winner of Nigeria’s presidential election would most likely take between 4 to 5 days from the election day which is February 25th.

However, because of the new electoral law and introduction of electronic transmission of results through BVAS, it is expected that announcement for winner of Nigeria’s presidential election would come sooner than it use to be.

When INEC will announce the winner of Nigeria’s presidential election will be after the electoral body has collated and announced the results of the pools from every states in Nigeria including FCT.

So, do not expect INEC to announce the result or winner of Nigeria’s presidential election 2023 within 24 or 48 hrs.

Who Will Announce The Winner of Nigeria’s Presidential Election?

The returning officer for Nigeria’s presidential election 2023 will be Professor Mahmood Yakubu.

He is the chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Also, he will be the announcer or the person to announce the winner of 2023 presidential election in Nigeria.

Where Will They Announce The Winner of Nigeria’s Presidential Election?

The International Conference Center,Abuja will be the place where they will announce the winner of Nigeria’s presidential election 2023.

It is the location where they will call the results of Nigeria’s presidential election.

Overall collation of election results and announcements for the presidential election would take place in this place.


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Emmanuel Igwenagu

Igwenagu Emmanuel is the founder of Nigerian Informer. He holds B.A, M.Sc in Mass Communication. He is a Communication researcher and 112 emergency help line dispatcher.

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