The political climate is biting hard on some eminent Nigerians, who have planned on how to emerge as the next president of Nigeria come 2023. In Nigeria, there are two major political parties. Anyone who wants to run for a high political office like governor or president must try to belong to any of them to avoid absymal failure, unless in a place like Anambra, where APGA has its stronghold.
The Adamawa-born politician, the former Vice President of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, may have lost out on his presidential bid in 2023. This was after the PDP zoned its chairmanship position to the north. The north can't be the chairman and also the presidential candidate at the same time. With the political climate as it is now, Atiku wouldn't be able to participate in the PDP's primary election. Also, he would not be able to fly into the APC to contest, because it would be impossible for him. The APC would likely zone its ticket to the South.
This has become a source of worry since becoming Nigeria's president outside the PDP and APC is like trekking to the moon. Scientific and political evidence means that Atiku Abubakar may not be able to rule Nigeria before he leaves active politics. He has desired to be the first citizen of Nigeria on different occasions but failed to upgrade his political status.
The Turaki of Adamawa will be clocking eighty years old any moment from now. It is unlikely that he will be able to wait another four or eight years to run for president, as he may only run after the first term of the incoming president expires, from 2023 to 2027. By that time, he will be 81, and four years later, he will be 85. His strength may not allow him to do so.
The only option left for Atiku is to stay in the PDP and play a fatherly role in ensuring that they win the election for Nigeria's next president. For Atiku, achieving the position of Vice President of Nigeria is no small feat, and he must thank God for his success thus far.
The 11th Vice President of Nigeria was born on November 25, 1946. He was the Vice President from the return of democracy in 1999 to 2007, under Obasanjo's regime. His days as VP later became full of troubles, and he later decamped to the Action Congress party. Hence, Obasanjo declared his seat vacant, but the order was null and void after the Supreme Court's decision. He contested the presidential election under the AC and lost.
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