The race for the nation's top job is intensifying in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) where, this week alone, at least two candidates have obtained the expression-of-interest and nomination forms, the latest being David Mark, former Senate President, who formally joined on Tuesday.

Below, at a glance, are the 13 politicians who have officially joined the race to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in May 2019:

Name Past/Current Offices
Atiku Abubakar Former Vice President
Alhaji Sule Lamido Former Jigawa State Governor
Rabiu Kwankwaso Former Kano State Governor
Tanimu Turaki Former Minister of Special Duties
Ibrahim Dankwambo Gombe State Governor
Ibrahim Shekarau Former Kano State Governor and Minister of Education
Senator Ahmed Makarfi Former interim PDP Chairman
Attahiru Bafarawa Former Sokoto State Governor
Senator Jonah Jang Former Plateau State Governor
Datti Baba Ahmed Founder/Pro-Chancellor, Baze University
David Mark Former Senate President
Aminu Tambuwal

Sokoto State Governor

Bukola Saraki Former Kwara State Governor and Current Senate President


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