2023 Election: Southwest State Atiku Can Win Without Stress Despite Tinubu’s Dominance, and why
- many political pundits have opined that Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the APC, will sweep up votes in the southwest come 2023
- While this assertion cannot be dismissed, so also it cannot be totally true, as his PDP opponent, Atiku Abubakar, cannot be ruled out from getting some votes in the region
- One major state in the southwest that Atiku has a chance of winning is Osun state, aside from the fact that the PDP just won the governorship election in the state, the governor-elect is from a family that influences votes in the state
As events unfold ahead of the 2023 presidential election, political actors have begun to make permutations in the process.
Many analysts have opined that the 2023 presidential election is still between Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and his counterpart in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
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While Bola Tinubu has its dominance in the southwest, Atiku Abubakar holds the north but both politicians have built bridges across regions.
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However, Atiku has the opportunity of winning Osun state with little or no effort, due to some factors.
The recent governorship election where the PDP governorship candidate, Ademola Adeleke, defeated the incumbent APC Adegboyega Oyetola, is a strong factor.
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That Osun state will be under the control of the PDP is not really the influencing factor here but because the governor is from a family that controls the state.
Adeleke’s family is one of the major factors that decide elections in Osun state, if the governor is supporting the PDP presidential candidate, surely, Atiku will win the state.
However, there are indications that the governor will support Atiku, considering the fact that the former Senate president, Bukola Saraki, who has been a strong ally of the governor-elect since their days in the Senate, is currently in Atiku’s camp.
Tinubu, Atiku or Peter Obi: Powerful PDP leader reveals permutation to win southern Nigeria
Legit.ng earlier reported that the PDP has been urged to negotiate with Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, to boost its chances in the southwest and south-south ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
Ayodele Fayose, a PDP chieftain, made the call on Thursday while watering down the chances of the largest opposition in next year's poll in the regions.
While predicting the chances of the presidential candidates in the poll, the former Ekiti governor said Obi cannot gather the 25% of the votes of the two-thirds of the states as required by the constitution.