May 9, 2018

One takeaway from the PMB presidency is the realisation in many of us
that we too can do the job. A good number of quality minds (well, arguably)
have emerged shopping for votes and even for parties on which to run
in 2019 Elections.

Some guys have done a count and published sketch profiles of 22 other
persons who are already on the road saying PMB is b*llsh*t. None
has given him credit for making it easy for them to beat their chests.
All have the same mission: To Recover Nigeria.

Now, let’s count in alphabetical order of their first names:

1.    Adesanya Fagbenro-Bryon
-59 years old
-Chairman/CEO of Mothergold Limited, Chief Responsibility Officer for
Mothergold Consulting
-Degrees from the University of Ibadan and Obafemi Awolowo University
-Former regional coordinator for the Department for International Development

2.    Ahmed Buhari
-40 years old
-CEO of Skylar Inc.
-Degrees from the Federal University of Technology, and Cavendish
College, London

3. Alistair Soyode
– Founder BEN TV, UK.
– Described as entrepreneur, community advocate and mentoring commandant to youths.
– He expressed interest in leading Nigeria when constitutional provision was mooted for independence candidacy saying if passed the law would provide an alternative for making Nigeria a greater nation through a new breed of leaders.
– Has served as chairman of leading Nigeria Diaspora Organisations such as NIDOE (Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Europe) amongst others.
– He currently chairs and leads a mentoring and coaching organisation which is committed to youth entrepreneurship and empowerment.

4.    Atiku Abubakar
-71 years old
-Attended Ahmadu Bello University
-Former Vice President from 1999-2007
-Founder/Co-founder of Intels, Adama Beverages Ltd., and the American
University of Nigeria
-Making his 4th presidential bid under his 4th political party since 1992
-He said he is not desperate to becoming Nigeria president contrary to
opinions held by some.

5.    Charles Udeogaranya
-46 years old
-Former Lagos State chairman of the defunct African Renaissance Party
-Now a chieftain of the APC

6.    Chris Mustapha Nwaokobia Jnr
-47 years old
-Chairman/CEO Pointsman Projects Ltd
-Principal Counsel Grand House of Law
-Degrees from University of Nigeria LL.B Hons.
-B.L Nigeria Law School
-Ph.D Honoris Causa
-Professor of Political Science and Public Administration Honoris Causa
-Ran for President in 2011 at 40 making him the youngest Presidential
Candidate in Nigeria’s democratic history.

7.    Donald Duke
-56 years old
-LLB from Ahmadu Bello University, LLM from the University of Pennsylvania
-Former Commissioner for Finance and Planning
-Former Governor of Cross River
-Initiated the Tinapa Free Zone & Resort, and the Calabar Carnival

8.    Eniola Ojajuni
-39 years old (Turning 40 this year)
-Businessman and consultant on imports, exports, and investments
-LLB from Lagos State University, MBA from Ghana Business School
-Previously ran for the Lagos State House of Assembly and the
Governorship of Ondo

9.    Enyinnaya Nnaemeka Nwosu
-40 years old
-Former lecturer at West George College
-Degrees from Asia State University and Robert Gordon University
-Worked with the Royal Bank of Scotland, SERCO Group, the Legal Aid
Agency, and Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals in the UK

10.    Fela Durotoye
-46 years old
-Public speaker and business strategist
-BSc. Computer Science and Economics, and MBA/MSc. Business Strategy
from Obafemi Awolowo University
-Look up the Mushin Makeover Project

11.    Funmilayo Adesanya-Davies
-55 years old
-Professor of Language and Communication Arts at the Rivers State
University of Education
-Degrees from the Universities of Ilorin, Port Harcourt, and
Northwestern University
-Founded the Agape Bible Church

12.    Iyorwuese Hagher
-68 years old
-Attended Ahmadu Bello University
-Pro-Chancellor of Afe-Babalola University
-Former Nigerian Ambassador to Mexico (2004-2007), and Canada (2008-2012)
-Founder of the Africa Leadership Institute USA
-Also a playwright, poet, and activist

13.    Kingsley Moghalu
-55 years old
-Professor of Practice in International Business and Public Policy at
Tufts University
-Attended UNN and LSE (Ph.D)
-President of the Institute of Governance and Economic Transformation
-Former United Nations official
-Former CBN deputy governor

14.    Mathias Tsado
-41 years old
-CEO of Matstrutt Nigeria Ltd.
-BSc. Mech. Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Minna
-Set up the Hope Platform Initiative
-Say he can provide Nigerians with 16-18 hours of constant power
within his first 2-3 years in office

15.    Muhammadu Buhari
-75 years old
-Current President of Nigeria
-Left secondary school to the army at age 19
-Military Head of State from 1983-1985
-Somehow we put him back in office
-Has so far spent a sixth of his presidency on sick leave

16.    Olu James Omosule
-48 years old
-Attended the City University of New York before dropping out to take
care of his ill grandmother
-Former Chief Officer for Scope America Outreach in the US
-Served as General Manager for several US firms

17.    Omoyele Sowore
-47 years old
-Founder and owner of Sahara Reporters
-Degrees from the University of Lagos and Columbia University
-Lecturer at the City University of New York and the School of Arts, New York
-Also a writer, public speaker, and human rights activist

18.    Peter Ayodele Fayose
-57 years old
-Current Governor of Ekiti
-Impeached as Governor in his first term in 2006
-Caught in a 37-minute audio recording of a “vote-rigging meeting” for
the Ekiti elections in 2014
-Also in 2014, EFCC froze 4 accounts he used to launder ₦4.7billion
-Somehow still governor today, even though his rigging was caught on tape.
-Somehow was allowed to run after being impeached in 2006.
-Has a HND from The Polytechnic, Ibadan.

19.    Remi Sonaiya
-63 years old
-Retired professor of French Language and Applied Linguistics at
Obafemi Awolowo University
-Degrees from Obafemi Awolowo University and Cornell University
-Was the only female candidate in the 2015 presidential election

20.    Sule Lamido
-69 years old
-Attended Barewa College
-Former Governor of Jigawa from 2007-2015
-Former foreign minister from 1999-2003
-Briefly jailed and stood trial with his two sons in 2015 for
embezzling state funds, blamed his enemies

21.    Thomas-Wilson Ikubese
-47 years old
-Chief Medical Director of Sckye Hospital and Diagnostics Limited
-Attended the University of Benin School of Medicine and Surgery
-Also a poet, motivational speaker, radio and television presenter

22.    Tope Fasua
-47 years old
-CEO of Global Analytics Consulting Ltd.
-Degrees from Ondo State University, London Business School, and
Harvard Business School
-National Chairman of the Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP)
-Also a newspaper columnist and TV analyst

23.    Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed
-48 years old
-Degrees from the University of Westminster (BSc & PhD)
-Former senator representing Kaduna North
-MD of Baze Research and Data Services Ltd.
-Founder and Co-Chancellor of Baze University, Abuja

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