By Suleiman Abdumalik
The followings may emerge APC presidential candidate;
1, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu
2, V.P Osinbajo
3, Gov. Fayemi
4, Rotimi Ameachi
No matter the noise and turmoil the party can’t present a northern candidate after president Buhari 8yrs. In APC power must naturally shift to the south.
And from the ongoing permutations in the party and across the country, Tinubu and Osinbajo is more favour to emerged leaving the rest behind.
And in PDP it’s the followings;
1, Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso 2,Alhaji Atiku Abubakar
3, Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal
4, Sen. Bukola Saraki.
5, Gov Nyeson Wike
The ongoing consultations and the quest of the main opposition party to return to power, Sen. Kwankwaso and Atiku is more favour to emerged in PDP.
Unlike in the APC where the party must zone it to the south, in the PDP its wide open to any zone and its more favorable to the north for strategic reasons.
The party is currently searching for a candidate with a large followership and popularity across the country and also with a big financial war chest.
In 2023 the likely scenario is going to pitch the north and south. And when that happens, the primordial sentimental differences would be the major determinant of the campaign such as, geopolitical, ethnic rivalry, religion are all going to take the center stage and will be the real and major issues and not performances and the political parties.
As it’s now and looking at our past history, PDP is making considerable inroads into the north and may likely sweep the entire north especially the north central, it’s original stronghold.
The APC may maintain its lead and dominance in the southwest while the southeast and south south remain PDP.
Interesting time ahead!