Just as the race towards the 2023 presidential election has started indirectly as most prospective candidates have been putting in their best to get the job done in their favour. To be the number citizen of the most populous black nation on earth is one of the greatest dreams of most politicians in the country.
As usual in the Nigerian political scenery, the battle is most likely to be between the ruling party All Progressive Congress (APC) and the People's Democratic Party (PDP). The prospective presidential candidates for the parties have been doing their underground works though none of the prominent politicians have not publicly declared their intention to run.
Considering the ruling party APC, two bigwigs in the party have been making moves that is indicating that they are much interested in the race. The national leader of the party Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been speculated to be making moves to show his interest in becoming the one to replace the incumbent president Muhammadu Buhari.
Tinubu has been seen not to have left any stone unturned in making his dream become a reality. He was reported to have visited three different states within a week in the northern part of the country namely: Kaduna, Katsina and Kano all to butress his ambition and seeking for support from all and sundry especially from the people that matters.
Tinubu believes that he has formed an ally with the Fulani in the North. He believes that by having his birth colloquium in the North, he has automatically become a friend to the Fulani and the Hausa people.
Putting into consideration all his actions and moves, it seems that the coast is becoming clearer for the Jagaban of Lagos. Nevertheless, he may have a great task in choosing his running mate.
On the part of Gov. Fayemi who seems to be another major stake holder in the APC family, he too has been rumoured to be making moves underground that may not be publicised for all to see. He is believed to be closer to the presidency and having the backings of some key personalities and a handfull of governors who are ready to give him full support being their leader in the Governors' Forum anytime he make his intention known.
Can Gov. Fayemi beat the Asiwaju of Lagos to the game ahead? One man's weakness may be another man's strength. It is revealed that one of the challenges that Tinubu may come across in his bid to win the slot for the presidency is the difficult task of picking a running mate.
Being from the Southwest, there is no way Tinubu can pick a running mate from the Southwest, nevertheless, the best choice for him will be from the North to balance the team. He (Tinubu) would have loved to pick no other person but his closest ally in the north Gov. Ganduje but it is never done to have a Muslim-Muslim ticket so, this will be a major task Tinubu may find difficult ahead of 2023.
Meanwhile, Kayode Fayemi can capitalise on this opportunity by luring the same person from the North Gov. Ganduje to be his running mate. Truth be told, though Ganduje is a close ally of Asiwaju Tinubu, he would not want to miss a great privilege of becoming the Vice President of the country.
Would Fayemi be bold enough to take this bold step ahead of his 2023 ambition, he would have easily defeated the man of the moment Bola Tinubu in the race.
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