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2023 Polls: One Political Deal Tinubu May Make With El-Rufai

Bola Ahmed Tinubu needs to carry every politician within the APC along. He can make a political deal with the Kaduna State governor, Mr. Nasir El-Rufai. It is glaring that El-Rufai may oppose Tinubu on two ground. And Tinubu can stop him by making the deal with the Kaduna State governor.

The northern governors have said that they wouldn't surrender to the southern governors demand. The meeting was hosted by El-Rufai in Kaduna. That means the Kaduna State governor has right to contest for the APC ticket, just like every other interested member of the party.

Two key posts are opened in the ruling All Progresives Congress. Definitely, Tinubu can take just one and leave the other. And if Tinubu takes one for the southern region, the northern region would take the second one. That means Tinubu can talk to Nasir El-Rufai to take the vice presidential slot of the APC. There would be one issue.

The issue is that the party leaders won't be ready to allow two Muslims to represent the APC in the presidential election. At a time the citizens are religion conscious, they may oppose or fail to vote for two Muslims, who use a joint ticket.

Then, the way out of the issue is that Tinubu can ask Mr. Nasir El-Rufai to nominate the vice presidential candidate. Certainly, the Kaduna State governor would have his own loyalists who are northern Christians . Then, he can be asked to nominate one of them who can run for the office of the vice president.

It seems this same approach was used in 2015. It was clear that Tinubu and Buhari couldn't use the same ticket because of religion. Yet, Tinubu provided support for the candidacy of Buhari. The former Lagos State governor participated in the nomination of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

Therefore, Tinubu can make the deal with Nasir El-Rufai ahead of the 2023 general election. It is possible for El-Rufai to want to return to the federal level. Tinubu can offer Nasir El-Rufai some juicy appointments. The Kaduna State governor was actually a minister of the Federal Capital Territory under former President Olusegun Obasanjo. He can be returned to the office so as to rebrand the capital territory.

Summarily, Tinubu needs to get support of El-Rufai. And it can be got if the national APC leader makes a political deal with the Kaduna State governor ahead of the APC primary election.

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