Sunday Igboho's agitation for the Oduduwa Republic is likely to affect the SouthWest politically as the 2023 presidential election draws near.
The region is a stronghold of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Southern Nigeria and is expected to produce the next President after Buhari must have completed his tenure in May 2023.
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But the chances of that happening has been reduced and the South-South may benefit from it.
Why do I say so?
The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC won't like to zone its Presidential ticket to a region that has many of its young people agitating to secede from the country. The party under President Muhammadu Buhari believes in the unity of Nigeria and will like to keep the country united beyond 2023.
This is why some Yoruba elders have made attempts to convince Sunday Igboho on the need to forget the agitation for the Oduduwa nation.
Yoruba traditional rulers like Oluwo of Iwo and Alake of Egbaland have disassociated themselves from Oduduwa nation. Photo Credit: The Nation
But it appears Sunday Igboho doesn't care about what the agitation for Oduduwa may cost the South-West politically in 2023.
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Come to think of it, do you think Northern Nigeria and its politicians will support the South-West to produce the next President as it stands now?
In my opinion, the answer is no. Don't forget that the North has the numbers when it comes to elections. The APC may turn towards South-South which has no group agitating for secession.
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Ordinarily, it should have been the South-East but IPOB members led by Nnamdi Kanu have even gone farther than Sunday Igboho in the agitation to secede from Nigeria.
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The South-West played a big role in the victory of APC in the 2015 and 2019 Presidential elections. But they will have themselves to blame if the 2023 Presidential ticket of the broom party eludes them due to agitation for Oduduwa.
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