ABUJA — The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, yesterday, released the names of 14 presidential candidates and the deputies cleared to contest the February 14 Presidential election in the country.


Of the number, 23 possessed either first degrees or the Higher National Diploma, HND and above while three, including the former Head of State and Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) possessed either the West African School Certificate, WASC or its equivalent.

One of the candidates possessed the National Certificate in Education, NCE, while another also had the Nursing and Midwifery certificate.

Six of the candidates, including President Goodluck Jonathan, had Ph.Ds.



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