The politics of who becomes the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) promises to be interesting in the next few days with the arrival to Nigeria of one of the party’s national leaders, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, after a long medical stint in London.
He returned from his extended medical trip to the United Kingdom, and was received by Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos State Governor, a few hours ago.
Recall that just a day before, Sanwo-Olu and some party bigwigs, traditional rulers and businessmen, amidst fanfare, officially launched a South West Agenda for Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu (SWAGA) 23 to push his ambition.
Everyday.ng reports that the event kickstarted his desire to replace his friend, Muhammadu Buhari in 2023, amidst dears of a health challenge, which he has dismissed, saying he went to London for a knee surgery.
Tinubu’s e-posters first flooded the city of London underground train stations in the United Kingdom, raising not a few eye-brows.
The battle for the APC presidential ticket promises to be a battle royale, just like the opposition Peoples Democratic Party ‘s where a battle of wits has also started.
Permutations are already in the air that one of more ‘mega-parties’ may spring up to accommodate the ambitions of some politicians with deep pockets, if the APC or PDP fail to give them tickets.