The APC’s presidential ticket for 2023 is likely to be allocated to the South, according to current expectations. Because President Muhammadu Buhari is a Northerner and his 8-year term will end in 2023, this is an important consideration. In the South-West, the APC is expected to zone its presidential ticket.
During the 2015 and 2019 Presidential elections, the South-West played a major part in the triumph of the APC. It is anticipated that a popular politician in the South-West would win the APC presidential nomination.
Ashiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the former governor of Lagos. Sunday Igboho’s demand for Oduduwa nation makes me wonder whether that can still be accomplished.
During the APC’s primary election in the North, Tinubu would rely on the votes of APC lawmakers to emerge as the party’s presidential candidate. As it is, I don’t believe he’ll understand it.
There is a strong belief in the unity of Nigeria among President Muhammadu Buhari and the northern part of the nation. South-West wants to leave Nigeria, according to Sunday Igboho’s movement. The Fulani herders in the Iganga village were furious when he gave them a leave notice.
So, Oluwo of Iwo and Egbaland’s Alake disassociated themselves from Oduduwa nationalism. Tinubu will win the South-West APC caucus’ vote to become the APC’s presidential candidate, but it will not be enough to earn him the ticket to the convention. He is in need of a northward direction.
Amaechi hails from the South-South and is expected to run for the APC’s presidential nomination. There are no separatist groups in his geopolitical zone. This is to his benefit. Amaechi is expected to be supported by APC leaders in the north.
In the APC, northern politicians outweigh southerners. So whatever candidate they chose to support will win. On the other hand, the South-South will gain from Sunday Igboho’s campaign for Oduduwa in 2023.
Even if many of South-West APC’s youth are interested in Nigeria’s vision, the Northern APC has to be convinced.
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