Permutations for 2023 have begun, both APC and PDP are skimming for suitable candidates that can amass enough votes against the opposition. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is likely to choose its Presidential candidate from the North.
The APC is still in disarray about whom they will choose as their Presidential candidate, the party has not yet zone the position, but with all indications, it can be speculated that the party will likely choose its presidential candidate from the South. A choice that is still contested by the party’s stewards.
Sometimes in politics, it is not all about the Presidential candidate, but also how strong and acceptable the Vice Presidential candidate is too. This analogy can be seen during the 1999 Presidential election. The then PDP candidate which is former President Olusegun Obasanjo was popular among Nigerians but not that popular in the North.
To complete the number of votes needed for the PDP to win at the poll, they have to choose a very popular candidate from the North. They chose Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, a candidate who had run as Governor of Adamawa State in 1998, and was elected as the governor but eventually became former President Olusegun Obasanjo's running mate during the 1999 presidential election and re-elected in 2003.
Anybody that is into politics at that time will understand that Atiku was a very popular candidate in Nigeria, most especially in the North. The same game will come to play in 2023. For any candidate to win the Presidential election in 2023, he needs to choose a popular candidate that can help him amass a lot of votes from Nigerians.
Both the two strongest parties in Nigeria needs a very strong political figure as its Vice President in 2023, El-Rufai can make any party win the required votes it desire from the North. He is very popular among Nigerians having served as the minister of FCT and currently the governor of Kaduna State. A strong politician that can effect change in the economy of Nigeria based on experience.
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