The ruling party in the Federal Republic of Nigeria, All Progressives Congress (APC), has a great number of members who have proven their worth with the back-to-back victories recorded by the party in the 2015 and 2019 General Elections.
Considering the members of the party who have, in the recent time, influenced some political events that have taken place, either in the party or the country at a whole, there are probably about five members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that may be considered powerful, in as much as Nigerian politics and politics of APC is concerned
Photo: Muhammadu Buhari, culled from the Nation
First, President Muhammadu Buhari, apparently has an encouraging number of political followers who could be considered determined, resolved and resolute in their decision to adopt Muhammadu Buhari as their political idol, under the rain or in the sun. This has, undoubtedly, enabled him to be considered influential in the party because his political followers will, certainly, follow his direction.
Besides, being the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and a respected one, indeed, Muhammadu Buhari is considerably one of the influential members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nigeria.
Considerably, whatever deal Muhammadu Buhari seals, today, may be considered sealed, anywhere in the country in as much as the politics of APC is concerned.
Photo: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, culled from the Nation
Secondly, the former Lagos State Governor and National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, could be considered as the master planner of the progressives party.
Considering the number of supporters Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu controls across the Federal Republic of Nigeria, he could, convincingly, be regarded as a "distinct political scientist" whom political analysts may, surely, refer to as a kingmaker.
The enigmatic political influence of Bola Ahmed Tinubu may, quietly, be proven by the great number of politicians who have became leaders, in their various states, with the supports and efforts of Tinubu.
Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the national leader of All Progressives Congress and has broken a lot of political deals that have, considerably, improved the fortune of the party covertly and publicly.
Photo: Professor Yemi Osinbajo, culled from the Vanguard
Thirdly, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, a politician and lawyer, is undoubtedly one of the high profile members of the ruling party in Nigeria, All Progressives Congress (APC). As the number two citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo is, surely, one of the most prominent members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The calmness, loyalty and intellectual profile of Professor Yemi Osinbajo is, quietly, winning him the supports of many citizens of the country. Thus, if he speaks, he is strictly being listened to. This, in additional, with his executive power as the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, may surely qualify him to be one of the most influential members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Photo: Abubakar Malami, culled from the Sun
Fourth, Abubakar Malami, the Kebbi born Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and a politician is the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Federal Republic of Nigeria. Abubakar Malami was part and parcel of the team that merged with APC in 2014 to put an abrupt end to political journey of PDP.
Sincerely, the influence of Abubakar Malami in the course of making strategic decisions by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) or the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria could, actually, not be overemphasized.
Sincerely, the ministry he is heading may have positioned him to be the "Oracle" of the government, considering the legal interpretations and consequences of any action that the government may want to take.
Photo: Mai Mala Buni, culled from the Nation
Fifth, the Governor of Yobe State and the Caretaker Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Mai Mala Buni, is certainly one of the influential members of the ruling party in Nigeria, today.
All sorts of recent defections to APC in Anambra and everywhere could be considered as a result of his leadership ability. The Yobe State Governor has usurped himself to climax since he became the Chairman Caretaker Committee of APC. With his position in APC, he is definitely one of the major stakeholders of the party whose position may reflect in the final decision of the party.
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