According to political analyst Dr. Constance Ikokwu, the margin of victory between Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, the president-elect of Nigeria, Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP), and Atiku Abubakar of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), suggests that the former governor of Lagos was not well-liked in the country. She described the influential APC official as a polarizing person.
Ikokwu had remarked, "Yes, if he (Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu) had been that well-liked, there would have been three candidates; but, if he had been extraordinarily well-liked, he would have received higher figures; They are in court because even the figures are a matter of discussion. Conflicts have arisen in Lagos, where he served as lead representative, since he left office since it is believed that he held or is still holding Lagos hostage. Every governor who has pursued him knows him, and some even call him a guardian. He is a polarizing figure because you have no authority in that position if he is not interested in you competing for governor or other state offices.
In an interview with Arise Television (fast-forward to 6:32 in the video), Dr. Ikokwu described Tinubu as a divisive personality. She implied that some Nigerians had started to see the former Lagos lead representative as a Guardian, which had strained relations between Nigerians. The APC leader, according to her, was unable to win with more than 37% of the vote because of that. She insisted that Tinubu would have defeated Atiku and Obi by an unexpectedly wide margin if he had received widespread recognition from Nigerians.
Ikokwu outlined the arguments in favor of Tinubu's divisiveness and said that the former governor of Lagos played a crucial role in the election of each following governor. She asserts that the former head representative for Lagos was seen as a Guardian; as a result, numerous Nigerians don't believe this is a very strong argument to support his objective. She countered that Tinubu could refute the allegations against him when he showed up at work.
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