This is a list of 2019 presidential aspirants in Nigeria, their education and professional qualifications
Democracy is participatory and it requires active involvement of all citizens to actualize the dividends of democracy. In Nigeria, there has been clamor by the people that there are only two options when it comes to presidential elections and they feel compelled to choose between lesser evil. Meanwhile, every election has always presented more than two options but because the people do not know or the remaining candidates do not have the means to get directly to the people.
In this thread, we share the full list of people who have declared interest in the highest office of the Federal Republic of Nigeria currently occupied by 75-year old, Muhammadu Buhari.
1. Kingsley Moghalu
Profession: Professor of Practice in International Business and Public Policy at Tufts University; Former United Nations official; Former deputy governor of Central Bank of Nigeria
Education: University of Nigeria (BSc); London School of Economics (Ph. D)
Professional Affiliation: President of the Institute of Governance and Economic Transformation; Fellow, Nigerian Chattered Institute of Bankers
2. Fela Durotorye
Profession: Public Speaker and Business Strategist
Education: Obafemi Awolowo University (BSc/MBA)
Convener: Mushin Makeover Project
3. Donald Duke
Education: Ahmadu Bello University (LLB); University of Pennsylvania (LLM)
Profession: Former Commissioner for Finance and Planning; Former Governor of Cross River.
Initiator: The Tinapa Free Zone & Resort, and the Calabar Carnival
4. Funmilayo Adesanya-Davies
Education: Universities of Ilorin (BSc), University of Port Harcourt (MSc), and Northwestern University (Ph.D)
Profession: Professor of Language and Communication Arts at the Rivers State University of Education
Founded Agape Bible Church
5. Muhammadu Buhari
Education: Left Secondary School for Army at 19
Profession: Current President, Military Head of State (1983-1985)
6. Oluremi Sonaiya
Education: Obafemi Awolowo University (BSc/MSc), Cornell University (Ph.D)
Profession: Retired professor of French Language and Applied Linguistics at Obafemi Awolowo University
7. Thomas-Wilson Ikubese
Education: University of Benin (MBBS)
Profession: Chief Medical Director, Sckye Hospital and Diagnostics Limited; Also a poet, motivational speaker, radio and television presenter.
8. Omoyele Sowore
Education: University of Lagos (BSc); Columbia University (MSc)
Profession: Lecturer, City University of New York; Writer, Public Speaker and Activist
Founder Sahara Reporters
9. Enyinnaya Nnaemeka Nwosu
Education: Asia University and Robert Gordon University
Profession: Former lecture, West George College; Formerly with Royal Bank of Scotland and Tribunals in UK.
10. Ahmed Buhari
Education: Federal University of Technology, Minna; Cavendish University, London
Profession: CEO, Skylar Inc
11. Peter Ayodele Fayose
Education: The Polytechnic, Ibadan (HND not ascertained)
Profession: Current governor of Ekiti State; Impeached in his first term in 2006.
12. Adesanya Fegbenro-Bryon
Education: University of Ibadan; Obafemi Awolowo University
Profession: Chairman/CEO of Mothergold Limited, Chief Responsibility Officer for Mothergold Consulting
13. Charles Udeogaranya
Education: Not ascertained
Profession: Former Lagos State chairman of the defunct African Renaissance Party; Now a chieftain of the APC
14. Mathias Tsado
Education: Federal University of Technology, Minna
Profession: CEO of Matstrutt Nigeria Ltd, Founder,Hope Platform Initiative
15. Eniola Ojajuni
Education: Lagos State University, Ghana Business School
Profession: Businessman and consultant on imports, exports, and investments
Previously ran for the Lagos State House of Assembly and the Governorship of Ondo
16. Olu James Omosule
Education: Dropped out of City University University, New York
Profession: Former Chief Officer for Scope America Outreach in the US; Served as General Manager for several US firms
17. Tope Fasua
Education: Ondo State University; London Business School; Harvard Business School.
Profession: CEO of Global Analytics Consulting Ltd.
He is National Chairman of the Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP)
18. Sule Lamido
Education: Barewa College
Profession: Former Governor of Jigawa from 2007-2015; Former foreign minister from 1999-2003
This category comprises of those who either are under 40 years old but declared interest or those whose interest is known but yet to officially declare.
19. Adamu Garba II
Education: Rusticated from Kano State University of Technology
Profession: CEO: IPI Solutions Nigeria Limited; His company has won several awards.
20. Yul Edochie
Education: Not ascertained
Profession: Actor/Movie Director/Formerly ran and lost governorship ticket of Anambra State
21. Abubakar Atiku
Education: Ahmadu Bello University;
Profession: Formerly, Nigerian Customs Service; Has a business empire
Won Adamawa governorship ticket in 1998; Became Vice President in 1999-2007
So, there you have it, no more excuse. Choose candidate of your choice and ensure you get your PVC to vote your chosen candidate.
With contribution from Oche Oche-Obe @ochman101