2023 Polls: Tinubu to Become Biggest Beneficiary of Naira Redesign, Fresh Facts Emerge
- The presidential bid of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu might have received a huge boost ahead of the 2023 polls
- Reports from the APC camp reveal that Tinubu will benefit more from the new CBN naira redesign policy
- Also, the factional members of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) deciding to back the presidential bid of Tinubu could further increase his changes
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An emerging report has confirmed that Bola Tinubu, the All Progressive Congress (APC)'s presidential candidate, might be the biggest beneficiary of the naira redesign policy implemented by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
The report was made by some APC chieftains while reflecting on the current scarcity of the naira and its aftermath in the build-up to the Saturday, February 25th presidential polls.
As reported by Punch Newspaper, some of the chieftains said that Tinubu having the guts to challenge the CBN policy openly was a sign of his love for the masses and, in turn, the act could earn him sympathy votes at the presidential polls.
Senator Adesoji Akanbi, a close ally of Tinubu, said:
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“It might end up favouring Asiwaju that they were targeting. A lot of people are realising that it is all because of him. It is becoming a rhythm. There will be sympathy votes because people believe it is targeted at him, and the mere fact that he said it out that he was against the policy. That will be like a bonus for him.”
Senator Akanbi also revealed that the recent outcome of Tinubu's rally and turnout of supporters indicated that he is loved and admired by the people and could earn the winning spot at the presidential polls.
SDP to collapse structure for Tinubu
In another development, a report has said that a section of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) is on the verge of declaring its allegiance to Tinubu.
This was according to the group's leader in the SDP, Alfa Mohammed, who said:
“Yes, we have made up our mind: it is Asiwaju. In fact, barring any logistical constraint, we will adopt Asiwaju in the next few days. We will call a press conference to do that. The only problem we have is about logistics. Note that we are doing it voluntarily.
“We love Asiwaju. We believe that the man will move Nigeria forward. If he enters there (presidency), generally it will benefit all. So, that is the best person. As I am talking to you, we have been communicating with the 36 state chapters of the party.”
Labour Party Governorship Candidate Collapses Structure into APC in Northern State
Meanwhile, Bashir Ishaq Bashir, the governorship candidate of the Labour Party in Kano state, has officially left the party for the ruling APC.
Bashir announced that the Labour Party structure in the northwestern state had collapsed into the APC following his defection.
The former Labour Party flagbearer also announced the setup of a support group whose mandate is to work for the victory of the presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.
2023 Presidency: Did NNPP, Kwankwaso Collapse Structure for Tinubu? Truth Emerges
In another development, the likelihood of a merger between the ruling party APC and the NNPP (an emerging political party) is off the radar.
The leadership of the NNPP said such possibilities had been quenched since the emergence of the new INEC guidelines.
However, the party chairman, Prof. Rufai Alkali, also reacted to the high-profile defection that ensued in the party.