The presidential election in Nigeria is one of the toughest presidential elections on the African continent. Anyone who becomes Nigeria's president is like the US president of Africa. There are so many reasons attached to this. Nigeria is the giant of Africa and houses the most populous black people on Earth. What this means is that if you are the president of Nigeria, you are the president of the most populous black race in the world.
People who understand this don't want to miss out on becoming the president of Nigeria if they have the chance and resources to do so. The former Vice President of Nigeria, who has desired the top job for a long time, may have lost out totally on becoming the president of the United Nigeria. This was after the PDP presidential candidate may have left the territories of the north and alighted in the south. The PDP has zoned its chairmanship position to the north. By doing so, they have opened the door for the South to produce the next presidential candidate in 2023.
Observers are of the opinion that Atiku's chance to rule Nigeria has been flattered. But as a political scientist, after taking time to study the event, I have come up with a proposal on how Atiku can still rule Nigeria if he supports the PDP presidential candidate in 2023. The only thing that can make this happen is for Atiku to support the presidential ambition of Jonathan. The Otuoke-born politician has only one term to offer should he be sworn in as the next president of Nigeria. He is a hard nut to crack should he become the flag bearer of the main opposition party. It's tough for APC to present any candidate who can beat the former president in a free and fair election.
Even the North would prefer Jonathan's presidency because it's the shortest way for them to return to power in 2027, than to wait till 2031. If these calculations are effective, what this means is that after the reign of Jonathan in 2027, Turaki of Adamawa will run for the office of the president and possibly become the president of Nigeria in 2027 at the age of 81, which may be the last option for him, because Nigerians can't vote for him at 85. Politics is a game of chances and calculations. If you fail to calculate well, you may lose out for a long time, or even forever.
The ball is in the court of Mr. Atiku Abubakar to play it well or forever remain silent in the race for the Nigeria presidential election. What do you think about this? Don't you think that the Jonathan presidency will be the shortest way for Atiku to fulfill his dreams of ruling Africa's largest economy? Send us your comments below the box. Share and like this work. Follow us for updates.
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