Speaking the Nations Mind

Opinion: Why Tinubu’s Alliance With Northern Governors May Be A Strong Key To 2023 Presidential Race


Politics is a game of numbers, allying with the right people is one of the ways to achieve a political goal. It is few years before the 2023 presidential election, those interested in the race will surely make their interest public when the time is right.
Presently, interested politicians are busy operating underneath, working towards securing the support of the power brokers that will be very important in emerging as a winner in the race to the Aso Rock come 2023. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been touted by many people as one of the top politicians that may be interested in the 2023 race.
Asiwaju is a master politician who has been able to build a formidable political family that has been very influential in the political space of the country, the possibility of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu trying his luck come 2023 cannot be ruled out.
However, Jagaban is yet to publicly announce his interest in the presidential race, his foot soldiers have been working towards stimulating national support for Tinubu.
The Southwest Agenda for Tinubu and the recent visit of the national leader to some northern state could be interpreted as one of the moves to ensure that the necessary alliance is built ahead of the 2023 race.
If there is one northern governor that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has built an alliance with is the governor of Kano state, Alhaji Abdullahi Ganduje.
The alliance with the governor of Kano state could be very key in the forthcoming presidential election.
Kano state is a symbolic state in the northern part of the country, it is the economic capital of the north and home to many northerners. The number of voters in Kano state that is eligible to vote is quite huge.
In the last presidential election, President Muhammad Buhari got 1.4 million votes from Kano state as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
If Ganduje can deliver the majority of Kano’s vote come 2023, then his alliance with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu may be very important in the race to the Aso Rock.