2023: Obasanjo backs Akinwumi Adesina over Tinubu

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is reportedly in support of a move to draft the current President of the African Development Bank, (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, into the 2023 presidential race. According to a competent source close to the former President, the move comes as Obasanjo reportedly failed to convince Governor Aminu Tambuwal, of Sokoto State and former Kano State governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, to work together in order to advance the political interest of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in the forthcoming presidential election. Some political observers have pointed out…

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2023: Arewa group tips Amaechi, Tinubu, Orji Kalu, others as potential Buhari’s successor

A political pressure group, the ‘Arewa Mandate Initiative’, (AMI), has tipped ex-governors of Lagos, Rivers and Abia States as among potential successors to President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023. The group said the endorsement was in line with the gentleman agreement reached by the leaders of the party at the formative stage in 2015. The AMI, in a statement issued by its FCT Coordinator, Muhammad Mubarak and Sokoto Secretary, Aminu Muhammed, noted its survey among the All Progressives Congress, (APC) supporters on the 2023 presidential power shift indicated that the majority of the APC family…

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Saraki’s 2023 presidential campaign posters flood Abuja

Posters bearing ‘Bukola Saraki for President in 2023’ have been sighted at different parts of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. Saraki, a former Kwara Governor, is a chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Saraki came third behind Sokoto state governor, Aminu Tambuwal, and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar (the eventual winner) in the 2018 presidential primary election of the PDP in Port Harcourt. That election featured heavyweight politicians including former Kano state governor, Rabiu Kwakwanso, ex-President of the Senate, David Mark, former Sokoto State governor, Atthiru Bafarawa, amongst others.…

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Fair’s fair, a southerner should succeed President Buhari in 2023 – Masari

By Ishaku Yohanna Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, says Southern Nigeria should produce the next President of Nigeria to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari. Masari, who spoke during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today, said a non-northerner should succeed President Buhari in 2023 in the spirit of equity, fairness and justice. “With regards to zoning, fair is fair. If you ask me as a person, Aminu, I think we should move the presidency to the southern part of the country,” Masari said when asked which zone should have the…

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2023: ‘Zoning presidency to North will mean third term’ – Ndume

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume, has kicked against zoning the presidency to the North ahead of the 2023 presidential election. The lawmaker told newsmen, on Saturday, that in the spirit of fairness, justice and equity, any part of the South should produce the next All Progressives Congress, (APC), presidential candidate. According to him, any attempt to zone the party’s presidential ticket to the North would be tantamount to third term after President Muhammad Buhari’s second term in office. He said, “I’m against APC producing its presidential…

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2023: ‘Zoning presidency to North will mean third term’ – Ndume

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume, has kicked against zoning the presidency to the North ahead of the 2023 presidential election. The lawmaker told newsmen on Saturday that in the spirit of fairness, justice and equity, any part of the South should produce the next All Progressives Congress, (APC), presidential candidate. According to him, any attempt to zone the party’s presidential ticket to the North would be tantamount to third term after President Muhammad Buhari’s second term in office. He said, “I’m against APC producing its presidential…

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Winning Ondo will brighten our chances of claiming 2023 Presidency – Tinubu

National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has revealed how Southwest can claim the 2023 presidency. Speaking in Akure, Ondo State on Saturday during a meeting with the traditional rulers for re-election of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, the former governor said ensuring that the APC wins Ondo governorship poll would be an added advantage to the South-West’s quest for 2023 presidency. Tinubu said APC leaders in the state as well as South-West and national level were united to ensure that Akeredolu was re-elected in the forthcoming election…

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Power Rotation: Southerners must have their eight years after Buhari, says El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai on Saturday said the Presidency should be zoned the south in 2023. Speaking on Saturday, in an interview with BBC Hausa, El-Rufai said he will not support a northerner to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023. He added that it is baseless for anyone to insinuate that he would contest for presidency in 2023, saying he does not have any interest in the seat. El-Rufai said the idea of rotating the presidency may not be constitutional, but it is based on the country’s political arrangement.…

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Nigeria’s immediate problem is constitutional change, not talks about 2023 – Adebanjo

Ayo Adebanjo, elder statesman has described talks about 2023 presidency as diversionary, saying that Nigeria’s immediate priority should be about initiating a process that would lead to constitutional change and amendment of the 1999 constitution. In recent times, public discourse about the zoning of the 2023 presidency has intensified, while some are agitating for the scrapping of the zoning arrangement, others say it has come to stay. Last week, Malam Mamman Daura, nephew to President Muhammadu Buhari, had said that competence and not geography should determine the next president of…

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Zoning: Afenifere, Ohanaeze, others attack Mamman Daura over 2023 Presidency

Nnia Nwodo, the President-General of Igbo apex socio-political group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has reacted to statement attributed to Mallam Mamman Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari’s cousin, and a person considered to be the head of the presidential ‘cabal.’ Mamman Daura   in an interview with the BBC Hausa Service was quoted to have said that the election of the president in 2023 should not be based on zoning but on competence. According to him, the zoning formula which had been adopted since 1999 in the election of the country’s leader, has failed. However,…

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