The Biggest Politicians In Nigeria – Here Are The Top 5

Nigeria is known for its dynamic political landscape with various political actors jostling for power and influence.
The 2023 election has shown us how despirate Nigerian politicians are to get and retain power.

In this article, we will be highlighting the top 5 politicians in Nigeria as of 2023. These politicians have consistently remained relevant in Nigeria’s political space and have made significant impacts in our politics.

  1. Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a politician and businessman who served as the Governor of Lagos State from 1999 to 2007. He is the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and is widely regarded as one of the most influential politicians in Nigeria.

Tinubu played a significant role in the formation of the APC, which defeated the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 presidential elections. He is currently the president elect of Federal republic of Nigeria.


Peter Obi is a former Governor of Anambra State, who served from 2006 to 2014 and he was the labour Party presidential candidate at the just concluded presidential.

He is known for his economic policies and financial prudence, which helped transform Anambra State into one of the most prosperous states in Nigeria. Obi is a strong advocate for good governance, accountability, and transparency in Nigeria’s public sector.

He was the Vice-Presidential candidate for the PDP in the 2019 presidential elections and is currently seen as one of the leading opposition figures in Nigeria. Thanks to Peter Obi and the Obidient movement, Labour Party now has 1 State Governor, 8 Senators, 34 HOR Members, 68 State HOA Members at the just concluded Nigeria election. History will never forger Peter Obi.

3. Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar is a former Vice President of Nigeria, who served from 1999 to 2007. He is a successful businessman with interests in various sectors, including agriculture, education, and media.

Atiku has contested for the presidency of Nigeria on several occasions, most recently in the 2019 and 2023 presidential elections, where he ran under the PDP.

He is considered a leading opposition figure in Nigeria and has been actively involved in promoting economic development in the country.

4. Nyesom Wike

Nyesom Wike is the Governor of Rivers State and is known for his bold and assertive leadership style.

He has been instrumental in the infrastructural development of Rivers State and has initiated various projects to improve the living standards of the people. Wike is a staunch member of the PDP and is widely regarded as one of the most influential governors in Nigeria.

He has been actively involved in promoting equity and has spoken out against divisive tendencies. In fact, Wike was against his own party at the just concluded 2023 Presidential election and he boldly come out with his full chest.

5. Muhammadu Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari is the current President of Nigeria, having been re-elected for a second term in 2019. He is a retired Major General in the Nigerian Army and has previously served as the military Head of State from 1983 to 1985. His influence and popularity in the North makes him one of the biggest politician in Nigeria.

Buhari is known for his tough stance on corruption and his commitment to improving Nigeria’s security and economy. He has initiated various policies and programs aimed at promoting economic growth and development in Nigeria.

In conclusion, Nigeria’s political landscape is constantly evolving, and new political actors are emerging every day. However, the top 5 politicians mentioned in this article have remained relevant and influential in Nigeria’s political space. They have made significant contributions to Nigeria’s development and have been actively involved in Nigeria politics.

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