1. Candidates must be at least 40 years of age to qualify for the election.
2. A two-thirds majority is required by the National Assembly for a successful election.
3. To be elected, a candidate must receive at least 25% of the votes in two-thirds of the states.
4. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is the body responsible for conducting the election.
5. Political parties must register with INEC to be able to participate in the election.
6. The election must take place within 60 days of the incumbent president’s term ending.
7. The president is elected for a four-year term with a maximum of two terms.
8. Campaigns for the election must be conducted within the period of 90 days prior to the election.
9. The president is elected by the majority of valid votes cast.
10. A presidential debate and media interviews are part of the election process.