As the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) holds its presidential primary today, June 7, former Lagos state governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has been projected as the favourite to win the presidential ticket.
However, some other aspirants can spring up surprises in the primary if the party fails to agree on a consensus candidate, The Cable reports.
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If the primary will be without external intervention, Tinubu is the man to beat. This is because of his political structure and war chest. He was the first in APC to openly declare his presidential interest, which he said had been his “lifetime ambition”. He also started reaching out to delegates earlier than the others and covered more grounds than the rest, although questions are still being asked about his health and the possibility of a Muslim-Muslim ticket if he wins.
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It is projected that Tinubu will win the APC presidential primary because he enjoys massive support in a number of states with high number of delegates.
The former minister of transportation has a significant political network as his profile as a speaker and governor will likely work well for him. Apart from this, as one of the closest persons to Buhari Amaechi has a good chance either in the ballot or by consensus.
Given his lack of vast network and support, Osinbajo’s best chance of winning is for him to be endorsed by Buhari. He has improved on his support base in the run-down to the primary election but it is not significant enough to swing things his way.
I see danger: Ayo Fayose writes Tinubu, reminds him of how Abiola, Awolowo were treated
In the letter posted on Twitter, on Monday, June 6, Fayose said his views are from the perspective of a Yoruba man and not as a politician.
Fayose said the All Progressives Congress (APC) leading presidential aspirant is swimming against tide by the cabals in his party.