Over 70 out of the 91 political parties are presenting presidential candidates that will take part in the 2019 Presidential elections, according to Punch.

Punch correspondent, who visited the FCT office of the Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday, reported that over 70 names had been posted at Thursday night.

The listing was posted with INEC’s timetable which fixed October 25 for the book of candidates of political parties throughout the country.

Some of the candidates include: President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress,  former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, Obadiah Mailafia of the African Democratic Congress,  and  former Governor Donald Duke of the Social Democratic Party.

A source at INEC said the figure might be higher than 70. He said, “So far, over 70 candidates have been counted. Meanwhile, the various candidates’ credentials were made available to journalists on Thursday. Buhari again failed to attach necessary supporting documents, insisting that they were in the custody of the army.

In the affidavit which he swore to, Buhari said, “I am the above named person and the deponent of this affidavit herein. All my academic qualification documents as filled in my Presidential form, APC/001/2015 are currently with the Secretary of the Military Board at the time of this affidavit. ”

On his part, Atiku submitted all relevant documents, with a Diploma in Law in 1969 in the Ahmadu Bello University being his greatest qualification.

The former Vice-President also attached tax returns indicating that he had paid N10.8m in tax from 2015 to 2017 while declaring his income within the period as N60.2m.

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