Money, Power, Respect – Bola Tinubu has what it takes to be called the most complete politician in the country.
Once forced into exile by military ruler Sani Abacha, Tinubu knows the value of freedom and wears it as an insignia in all he does – Could be the reason why he helps a lot of people into power?
Last year, he spent three months in London for a knee injury and there are other concerns about an undisclosed ailment.
Nigerians may be wary of another president with health issues after President Umaru Yar’Adua died in office in 2010 and a current president who has spent considerable time getting medical treatment abroad.
After winning the presidential ticket of APC in the just concluded party primaries.
Tinubu emerged victorious after polling 1271 votes to defeat his closest rival Rotimi Amaechi who polled over 350 votes, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and others.
Earlier, 7 aspirants had stepped down for Tinubu, including former governor of Akwa Ibom Godswill Akpabio, Governor Badaru, and former Speaker of the House of Reps, Dimeji Bankole among others.
With his emergence, Tinubu will battle for the February 25, 2023 presidential election with the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and also Peter Obi making it one of the most anticipating election in Nigerian history.
What Next For Tinubu?
While Tinubu and the entire APC are jubilating over the victory and emergence of Tinubu as the flagbearer of APC, they do so knowing they have a bigger task ahead.
One of which leaves them with the headache of selecting a running mate for Tinubu and it must be done within the next 48 hours in accordance to the laws of INEC.
But will Nigeria continue to play the ethnic, religious and cultural game in National affairs, regardless of the degree of importance or sensitivity?
Asiwaju Tinubu faces the tricky task of choosing a running mate and navigating Nigeria’s complicated religious and ethnic permutations.
Power is usually rotated between the north and the south, which are respectively dominated by Muslims and Christians.
However Tinubu, a southern Muslim, has to decide if he will seek a Christian politician from the north – a limited pool – and risk losing votes in the region, or settle for another Muslim, possibly alienating southern Christian votes.
This conundrum has not been made easier by the main opposition PDP which has Atiku Abubakar, a Muslim from the north and is expected to pick a Christian vice from the south.
But whoever wins next February’s election, in what is likely to be tightly contested, will have to tackle many issues left behind by President Buhari
Issues such as Widespread insecurity, high unemployment, rising inflation and a country divided along ethnic lines.
It is not an impossible job, but the task ahead is daunting.
So Guys, Now that Tinubu has won the APC Presidential Ticket 👇
Will The Question Of Muslim/Christian Or Christian/Muslim Tickets Still Be An Issue?
What Next For Tinubu?
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