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Meet Topshot Politicians That Could Be Emerge As 2023 Presidential Candidate

General elections will be held in Nigeria on 23 February 2023 to elect the President, Vice President, House of Representatives and Senate. The winners of the election will be inaugurated on 29 May 2023, the former date of Democracy Day. These are the list of top politcians that could be emerge as presidential candidate.

Nyesom Wike

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Ezebunwo Wike CON, 57,( born 13 December 1963) is a Nigerian politician and a lawyer who is the sixth and current Governor of Rivers State. In 2011, he was appointed Minister of State for Education and later appointed the acting Minister of Education, after Mrs Ruqqayatu was sacked but he resigned before finishing his term to campaign for Rivers State governorship election. In 2014 general elections, he emerged as the PDP gubernatorial candidate, Wike defeated Dakuku Peterside of the APC and emerged as Governor. Wike is likely to emerge as the PDP Vice -presidential candidate in 2023.


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Tambuwal, 55 is currently a Second-term Governor in Sokoto State and Chairman of the People's Democratic Party Governors Forum (PDPGF). He came into political limelight in 1999 following his appointment as Legislative Aide to the then Senate Leader, Abdullahi Wali. He served in this position until 2003 when he contested and won a Seat in the House of Representatives under the ANPP platform but later decamped to the PDP. In 2007, Tambuwal won a re-election likewise in 2011 under the same PDP platform, He served as Speaker of the House of Representatives between June 2011 and May 2015 during which decamped to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and later returned to the PDP in May 2018. Tambuwal contested for the PDP Presidential Ticket during the December 2018 Primaries but lost to Atiku Abubakar. He is a Top Contender to watch ahead of the 2023 Presidential Ticket.

Dave Umahi.

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Umahi is the current Governor of Ebonyi State. He joined the All Progressives Congress in November 2020 after many years in the People's Democratic Party. Umahi is one of the prominent APC members from the South East region, and he might emerge as the party's presidential candidate in 2023.


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The first reason why the Plots against Tinubu's Presidential Ambition may not succeed is that, the Presidency will be zone to the south as Promised by the Party Leaders. If the Presidency could be zone to the south then Tinubu will not have any Problem, even if the Party pick the Presidential Candidate through consensus. Tinubu happens to be the leading Presidential Candidate in the south. Another reason is that, Some APC Leaders in the North will support Tinubu. Not all the APC Leaders that will not support Tinubu in the North. For instance, the Governor of Kano State, Governor Abdullah Ganduje happens to be one of the Tinubu's Loyalists. Governor Abdullah Ganduje will influence Tinubu's Ambition in Kano state and some other states in the north. Therefore, it will be difficult to plot against Tinubu's Presidential Ambition. There are many Governors in the north that will also support him.

Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.

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The South-South and South-East caucuses of the APC are likely to unite to ensure that they work for Amaechi's emergence. Amaechi is from the South-South, the region that generates most of Nigeria's revenue through oil.He has always claimed to be an Igbo man. He even told Senator Abaribe not long ago that he is more Igbo than him.The South-East will prefer to work for Amaechi than Tinubu or any other candidate because of his influence in Buhari's presidency.

Owella Rochas Okorocha.

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Rochas is a philanthropist and Nigerian Politician, he is currently the serving senator representing Imo West senatorial district at the 9th senate. He is the founder of Rochas Okorocha foundation, on his first term, he contested on All Progressive Grand Alliance Platform (APGA) and contested his second term under the People's Democratic Party (PDP) platform.

In 1999, he competed in the primaries to become the PDP candidate in the state, but lost to Achike Udenoa. On 2nd March 2013, he led an APGA faction to form the All Progressive Congress (APC), before he was elected as Chairman Progressive Governors forum. On 11 June 2019, he won the election as senator representing Imo West senatorial district.

Atiku Abubakar

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The 74years-old Adamawa State-born Atiku has been in the Race to become Nigeria's President since 2007 when he contested as the Action Congress (AC) Candidate, but lost to the opposition PDP Candidate. Again in 2019, Atiku who was the PDP Presidential Candidate contested against the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC, but did not win. The Businessman turned Politician served as Vice-President under the Administration of Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo.

In my own opinion, These Topshot Politicians listed above have contributed to the development of the country, and everyone of them is able and cable to role the country forward.

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