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Two Reasons Northern Politicians May Embrace Jonathan Instead of Tinubu, if He Joins APC

Photo: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, culled from the Vanguard


Political parties and politicians who have interests in the 2023 political contests have commenced activities that may ensure their victories in the political contests.

Preparations for the 2023 political contests is not being taken for granted by the politicians in both Northern and Southern parts of the country.

Southern politicians are deploying political tactics that may ensure the region to produce the next president of the country. In the same veins, Northern politicians are also deploying political gimmicks that may ensure the region hold on to the post of presidency or the South has the Presidency on a flimsy basis.

Considering the sectional politics and politicking, the North may decide to stand against Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu's presidential ambition in favour of former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, if he decides to defect to the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC).

One, it could be recalled that if Northerners support former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to emerge as the presidential candidate of the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC), and probably wins the election, the north will only have to wait for four years for the presidential power to return to the region. 

However, if Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu becomes the presidential candidate of the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) and proceeds to win the presidential election, the northern part of the country nay need to wait for eight years before power can return to the region.

Photo: Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, culled from the Tableshakers


Secondly, it is eminent to recognise the fact that most of the northern politicians jostling for Vice Presidential slot of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are Muslims.

Considering the religious sensitivity of Nigerian Politics, they may decide to support former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan who is a Christian. This may enable one of the northern Muslims who have interest in the vice presidential slot to emerge as running mate to Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. 

Sincerely, with the presidential ticket of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, northern Muslims may find it, politically, difficult to emerge as running mate to Asiwaju Tinubu who is a Muslim.

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