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2023 presidential candidates

In the first of a two-part series, #RadioNigeria’s Muzha Kucha provides a brief intro to a few of the presidential candidates who will be running in the general election that will hold on Saturday.


On 25 February 2023, Nigerians will head to the polls to choose their next president, vice president, and representatives in the Senate and House of Representatives.

The President of Nigeria is chosen using a modified two-round system

In order to be elected in the first round, a candidate needs to receive more than 50% of the total votes cast and more than 25% of the vote in at least 24 of the 36 states. 

If no candidate reaches this number, there will be a second round between the top candidate and the next person who got the most votes in the most states.

The 109 senators are elected by first-past-the-post from 109 single-seat constituencies (three in each state and one for the Federal Capital Territory).

The 360 members of the House of Representatives are also chosen in single-member districts using first-past-the-post voting.

Editing by Saadatu Albashir