The nation is at a pause; normal daily activities are all at a stand as Nigerians decide who to takes over the mantle of leadership from the present government for the next four years.
Reports from different polling centers show that Nigerians are truly ready as most of the citizens have arrived the polling centers before the INEC officialz arrive to start the process today.
The main contenders in terms of political parties are the All Progressives Congress, APC, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, the Labour Party, LP and of course, the New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP.
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is flying the flag of the PDP, Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the presidential candidate of the ruling APC, former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi is the candidate of the LP, while Rabiu Kwankwaso is the NNPP’s standard bearer.
According to INEC’s final list, other presidential candidates are;
Nnamdi Charles Osita – Action Peoples Party (APP);
Adenuga Sunday Oluwafemi – Boot Party (BP);
Osakwe Felix Johnson – National Rescue Movement (NRM),
Imumolen Christopher – Accord Party (AP)
Al-Mustapha Hamza – Action Alliance (AA)
Sowore Omoyele – African Action Congress (AAC)
Kachikwu Dumebi – African Democratic Congress (ADC)
Sani Yabagi Yusuf – Action Democratic Party (ADP)
Umeadi Peter Nnanna – All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)
Ojei Princess Chichi – Allied People’s Movement (APM)
Abiola Latifu Kolawole – Peoples Redemption Party (PRP)
Adebayo Adewole Ebenezer – Social Democratic Party (SDP)
Ado-Ibrahim Abdumalik – Young Progressives Party (YPP)
Nwanyanwu Daniel Daberechukwu – Zenith Labour Party (ZLP).
Today’s presidential election is widely believed to be between three candidates, namely: Peter Obi, Atiku Abubakar and Bola Tinubu.
In the just concluded nationwide broadcast, President Muhammadu Buhari, who is serving a complete eight-year term under the APC, cautioned the citizens to go out there and vote for their very choice of candidate.
He also said that his administration’s new monetary policy had also contributed immensely to the minimisation of the influence of money in politics.
“This is a positive departure from the past and represents a bold legacy step by this administration, towards laying a strong foundation for free and fair elections,” he said, assuring that every vote will count.