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Do you have your Permanent Voter’s Card? Who are you going to vote for during the 2019 presidential elections?
These are important questions to ask in our present political clime. Oche Oche-Obe has compiled a comprehensive list of 2019 presidential aspirants. Find the aspirants below, in no particular order:  

Kingsley Moghalu – 55 years old

Kingsley Moghalu.
-Professor of Practice in International Business and Public Policy at Tufts University -Attended UNN and LSE (PhD) -President of the Institute of Governance and Economic Transformation -Former United Nations official -Former CBN deputy governor  

Fela Durotoye – 46 years old

Fela Durotoye.
-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  

Donald Duke – 56 years old

Donald Duke.
-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  

Funmilayo Adesanya-Davies– 55 years old

Funmi Adesanya-Davies.
-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

Adamu Garba II – 36 years old

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Adamu Garba II.
– IT Entrepreneur – CEO and Founder of IPI Solutions Nigeria Limited

Chike Ukaegbu – 35 years old

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Chike Ukaegbu.
– Founder & Lead Executive at Start Up 52 – Educator, Entrepreneur, Humanitarian and Engineer – Passionate about curbing poverty, educational disadvantage and opportunity divide

Muhammadu Buhari – 75 years old

Muhammadu Buhari.
-Current President of Nigeria -Military Head of State from 1983-1985  

Remi Sonaiya – 63 years old

Remi Sonaiya.
-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

Eunice Atuejide – 39 years old

eunice atuejide Eunice Atuejide. of National Interest Party (NIP), under which she is running -Legal practitioner -LLB, LPC, LLM from BPP University, London -Owner of EB Consults Ltd -Fluent in five languages (Igbo, Yoruba, German, French & English)

Thomas-Wilson Ikubese – 47 years old

Thomas-Wilson Ikubese.
-Chief Medical Director of Sckye Hospital and Diagnostics Limited -Attended the University of Benin School of Medicine and Surgery -Poet, motivational speaker, radio and television presenter  

Omoyele Sowore – 47 years old

Omoyele Sowore.
-Founder and owner of 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  

Enyinnaya Nnaemeka Nwosu – 40 years old

Enyinnaya Nnaemeka Nwosu.
-Former lecturer at West George College -Degrees from Asia State University and Robert Gordon University -Worked with the Royal Bank of Scotland, SERCO Group, the Legal Aid Agency, and Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals in the UK

Ahmed Buhari – 40 years old

Ahmed Buhari.
-CEO of Skylar Inc. -Degrees from the Federal University of Technology, and Cavendish College, London  

Peter Ayodele Fayose – 57 years old

Peter Ayodele Fayose.
-Current Governor of Ekiti

Adesanya Fegbenro-Bryon – 59 years old

Adesanya Fegbenro-Bryon.
-Chairman/CEO of Mothergold Limited, Chief Responsibility Officer for Mothergold Consulting -Degrees from the University of Ibadan and Obafemi Awolowo University -Former regional coordinator for the Department for International Development  

Charles Udeogaranya – 46 years old

Charles Udeogaranya.
-Former Lagos State chairman of the defunct African Renaissance Party -Now a chieftain of the APC  

Mathias Tsado – 41 years old

Mathias Tsado.
-CEO of Matstrutt Nigeria Ltd. -BSc. Mech. Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Minna -Set up the Hope Platform Initiative -Says he can provide Nigerians with 16-18 hours of constant power within his first two to three years in office  

Eniola Ojajuni – 39 years old

Eniola Ojajuni.
-Businessman and consultant on imports, 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  

Olu James Omosule – 48 years old

Olu James Omosule.
-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

Tope Fasua – 47 years old

Tope Fasua.
-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  

Sule Lamido – 69 years old

Sule Lamido.
-Attended Barewa College -Former Governor of Jigawa from 2007-2015 -Former foreign minister from 1999-2003  

Atiku Abubakar – 71 years old

Atiku Abubakar.
-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  

Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed – 48 years old

Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed.
-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

Iyorwuese Hagher – 68 years old

Iyorwuese Hagher.
-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

Rabiu Kwankwaso – 61 years old

Rabiu Kwankwaso.
-Senator representing Kano Central -HND from Kaduna Polytechnic, with degrees from Middlesex and Loughborough Universities -Former governor of Kano

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This article was first published on 16th July 2018 and updated on August 2nd, 2018 at 11:26 am


Ibiene loves poetry and good books. She is the author of a collection of poems and short stories, 'Loving Gladys' (2020).

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