Mr. David Mark would have to look for some other stalwarts of the PDP. The Punch Newspaper gave a report which shows that Mr. Atiku Abubakar and former senate president Bukola Saraki may totally reject the choice of Mark as the national chairman of the PDP. The politician can make a big deal with Aminu Tambuwal and Nyesom Wike.
The report of the newspaper said that almost other top leaders including governors of the party have agreed that Mark should become the national chairman. But Saraki and Atiku prefer another person from northwest. Perhaps they want to find way of scheming out Tambuwal.
Saraki may consider the fact that if chairman comes from north central zone, that would be the end of his own career. And Atiku may be afraid of the fact that Mark is a disciplined politician. Hence, the two men can oppose David Mark.
Now, David Mark should make an arrangement with the Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal. The governor himself would want to try his fortune again. He was the toughest opponent of Atiku Abubakar in the last PDP primary election in Port Harcourt. He will understand that both Atiku and Saraki are planning to oust him in the race for the 2023 presidential election.
Mr. Mark can assure Tambuwal that he (Mark) would ensure that the race for the PDP ticket is transparent. And that the former head of the Senate would not make it difficult for Tambuwal to emerge as the presidential candidate.
It should be noted that Mr. Mark alone can't unilaterally decide on whom to get the ticket. But he can use his influence as the national chairman of the party to help the Sokoto State governor. And that is the deal that Mark can make with Tambuwal.
This plan may not go well without involving some personalities in the south. The southern region would have delegates and it's not just about north alone. In order to achieve this plan, Mr. Nyesom Wike, the Rivers State governor should be involved. And the plan would consist of both northern and southern forces.
The interesting thing is that Wike is a very good friend of Mr. Aminu Tambuwal. And they can build on this note. They have been coming together from a far place and they can still do a lot of things together. Wike may jump at the offer for the vice presidential slot. He knows that winning the main presidential ticket would be more daunting. Hence, he can settle for the second slot.
If Mr. David Mark can bring Nyesom Wike and Aminu Tambuwal to work together for his own interest, the combined efforts of Atiku and Saraki may not be able to stop him.
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