The Governor f Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has disclosed that the former Governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, laid the foundation for the success of APC in the State. Photo credit: Vanguard According to Vanguard Newspaper, Sanwo-Olu stated this at the swearing-in ceremony for the newly elected council chairmen in Lagos State.
OPINION: Why Top South-West Governor May Beat Tinubu To Emerge The 2023 APC Consensus Presidential Candidate
Recently, Senator John Akpanudoehede, the National Caretaker Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress hinted that his party will produce its 2023 Presidential candidate through consensus. Already some Nigerians are permutating that the South-West will produce the 2023 Presidential candidate of the APC even if it boils down to consensus.
A well known member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Joe Igbokwe has revealed how the former governor of Lagos State and the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed created Many Igbo billionaires in Lekki corridor of Lagos State.
Hon. Joe Igbokwe who is the current Special Adviser for Drainage and Water Resources to Governor Babajide Sanwo- Olu of Lagos State has revealed how the national leader of All Progressives Congress has build many of Igbo billionaire in lekki, says, in those days Lekki corridor was begging for attention.
The National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is one of the top politicians that may contest for President of Nigeria in 2023. Image credit: Daily Post A lot of intrigues are already playing out ahead of the 2023 general elections elections.
The national leader of the All Progressive Congress, Bola Tinubu, is rumored to be nursing the ambition of becoming the next president of Nigeria in 2023. Though Tinubu has not publicly declared his intentions, the rumor has continued to thrive. (Bola Tinubu, Credit: The Punch)
On Wednesday July 21st, 2021 the National Secretary of the APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Senator John James Akpan Udo-Edehe was quoted by THE VANGUARD as saying that the APC will make sure they "do not leave any room for the opposition, especially the PDP to sponsor people to cause confusion in their midst" ahead of 2023 general election.
The Caretaker Committee Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Mai Mala Buni, has given hints to the members of the party that the party may make use of what is known as the consensus candidacy in determining the politician that will be representing the interest of the party in the forthcoming presidential election.
Former Lagos State governors, Ashiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Babatunde Fashola and Akinwumi Ambode didn't cast their votes in the Lagos State Local Government election which took place yesterday according to a publication in PM News. Photo Credit: The Nation This is strange given that these three former governors have always voted in previous Local Government elections in Lagos State.
On social media, some pseudo-political analysts are already writing off Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and predicting that he would not win the presidency in 2023. They point at some issues related to the All Progressives Congress and conclude that the former Lagos governor is no longer a heavyweight in the ruling party and would not even get the presidential ticket of the APC.
As the 2023 presidential election approaches, political parties are in top preparations including the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. Photo Credit: Sun However, the former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is among the political heavyweights likely to contest using the APC party.
Opinion: Why Tinubu should consider backing the Vice President after recent speculations about his 2023 bid
As we continue to approach the 2023 general elections, the major political parties, the All Progressive Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have began to make moves on who will be their presidential candidate. In the APC, the revelation by the national secretary, caretaker and extraordinary convention planning committee (CECPC), John Akpanudoehede, that the party may use a consensus to choose its presidential candidate has began to attract speculations.
The Plots against the national Leader of the All Progressives Congress APC and the Presidential aspirant of the Party may not succeed. It should be recalled that the Party just released the new guidelines of how the Party Leaders will Pick the Presidential Candidate in 2023 Presidential Polls. The Party agreed to Pick the Presidential candidate through consensus.
Photo credit: Wikipedia Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu's last political office was as the second civilian governor of Lagos State, which he held from 2003 to 2007. That was twenty-four years ago. Despite this, his name comes up more frequently in political, social, and economic discussions than the names of many current politicians.
OPINION: How low turnout of voters in Lagos LG election could affect Tinubu's Presidential ambition.
On the 24th of July 2021, the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LSIEC) conducted local government elections in the 13,323 polling units across the 37 local government areas of Lagos state. This election was to elect chairmen and councilors into the various local government area councils of the state.
In the contest for APC's Presidential flag bearer come 2023 is Tinubu VS the others. The others are the coalition that upstaged Oshiomhole and seized the reins of the party, supposedly on behalf of Buhari. That's only a part of the truth, if it were the only truth, the party should have held a convention last year and elected new leaders.
The All Progressives Congress has exclusive rights to make whatever decision it deems fit in as much as the decision is in tandem with the constitution of the country. The party is autonomous to a very large extent and the 1999 constitution can only guide the party to just some extent.
This APC current political game presents the national test for him to earn some of the big accolades that have been thrown at him on the apparent level as a national political master strategist. Tinubu is not known to have political structures outside the South West and the one he has in the South West is severely fractured now in at least two states.
It is no doubt that the idea of having an APC without Tinubu is too late in the day. Tinubu, today, is like the soul of the party and the party leaders with him are diehards. It’s difficult for the anti-Tinubu forces to politically castrate him and still have a party.
Bola Tinubu has established himself as a strong contender for the APC presidential ticket in 2023. However, recent reports suggest some opposition forces in APC are planning to thwart his presidential bid by using a consensus method in choosing who will emerge as flag bearer for the 2023 general elections.Photo credit: SaharaReporters.