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3 Northern Politicians Tinubu Shouldn't Underrate

Mr. Dayo Adeyeye, a leading loyalist of Bola Tinubu, has stated that 16 APC governors are covertly backing the national leader of the APC. Tinubu himself has not declared his ambition, but there are three northern politicians whom he can't just afford to underrate or overlook.

Mr. Adeyeye, who is a former minister might not make the statement if he didn't know the plans Tinubu has for the next general elections. Hence, it can be predicted that it is more likely Tinubu contests for the APC ticket and subsequently for presidency.

It is possible for Tinubu to run for the race on the platform of the APC. But there would be challenges within and outside the political party. This means that the three northern politicians are found in the two leading political parties including the People's Democratic Party.

The first northern politician that Tinubu shouldn't underrate if he eventually declares his ambition is Aminu Tambuwal. The Sokoto State governor could pose a very serious challenge to Bola Tinubu if it happens that they meet in the poll.

According to the Punch Newspaper, Mr. Seyi Makinde said that three key northerners have indicated their political interests in the ticket of the PDP. The governor mentioned Mr. Aminu Tambuwal. Others were Atiku Abubakar and Mr. Bala Mohammed, Bauchi State governor.

Mr. Tinubu may need to always include Mr. Aminu Tambuwal in his plans. He may not actually worry about the former speaker of the lower chamber of the National Assembly if he (Tinubu) doesn't have any ambition. But if he wants to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari, it is necessary for him to be wary of Tambuwal.

The second northern politician is Mr. Yahaya Bello. The political debate may not complete without mentioning his name. Recall that the president, Muhammadu Buhari, signed a bill to allow youths to contest for big posts into law. Yes, the not too young to run bill could pave way for Yahaya Bello.

The Kogi State governor has said that the conventional zoning formula shouldn't decide the presidential candidate. And he has not stopped his quest for the party ticket. Mr. Bola Ahmed Tinubu shouldn't underestimate the capacity of Mr. Yahaya Bello.

Lastly, Mr. Atiku Abubakar isn't a politician who can be overlooked. Based on what Mr. Seyi Makinde said, Mr. Atiku Abubakar may throw his hat into the ring again. Seyi Makinde specifically mentioned Abubakar's name. Then, Tinubu should be watchful.

The former vice president is highly experienced when it comes to the race for the presidency. He was on the ballot papers in 2019. He was closer to the seat and he may draw his inspiration from Buhari. Hence, he can give the former Lagos State governor some rough time if they meet in the poll.

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