No proof The Nigerian presidential aspirant says he doesn’t need votes from the South

No proof The Nigerian presidential aspirant says he doesn't need votes from the South

No proof The Nigerian presidential aspirant says he doesn’t need votes from the South       No proof The Nigerian presidential aspirant says he doesn’t need votes from the South. 

Several people on Facebook have expressed their disagreement with a comment attributed to Bola Tinubu, the head of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
When Tinubu paid a courtesy call to President Muhammadu Buhari on 10 January 2022, the latter indicated that he will compete for president in the Nigerian presidential election of 2023. If elected, he assured us @ THENIGERIAFM NEWS that he would expand on Buhari’s accomplishments, which he described as “impressive.”

Annie Idibia kicks as Wisdom accuses her of slavery

Other presidential contenders have announced their intention to run in the election, which is slated for February 18, 2023, since then.
Former Lagos state governor Bola Tinubu is quoted as saying in a controversial Facebook post published on January 15, 2022, that he does not require the support of two of Nigeria’s six geopolitical zones to win the presidential election: “I do not require the support of the south east and south south to win the presidential election.”

No proof The Nigerian presidential aspirant says he doesn’t need votes from the South

 

 

 

Tinubu has been in the headlines since since he announced his ambition to run for president, but there is no proof to back up this assertion. The major media in Nigeria would very certainly cover such a comment, if not all of the news outlets did.
However, a Google search turned up no reputable results, only two pieces on lesser-known news blogs, both of which were published in December 2021.
According to these reports, Tinubu “told his guests from the South East and South South, who are predominantly Christians, that they will not matter” during a “secret meeting” with northern leaders, which was organized by his “long-time friend, Senator Abu Ibrahim.” Tinubu has previously stated that he does not believe Christians will matter.
Ibrahim, on the other hand, was alleged to have denied this.
According to a statement that was also posted online at the time, Ibrahim was not the one who organized the meeting in question. The statement was signed by Biodun Ajiboye, the media director of the Council for New Nigeria Initiative, on behalf of Ibrahim, who serves as the board’s chairperson.

 

Tinubu also has support organizations all around the country, including in the geopolitical zones of the South East and South South, where he is particularly popular.
‘It was a political disaster,’ says the author.
Making such a comment, according to Kamilu Fage, a political science professor at Bayero University Kano in northeastern Nigeria, would be a significant political error for any presidential candidate, Africa Check reported.

Ukraine Zelenskiy hires a U.S law firm for help with sanctions

It is still conceivable for a presidential contender to win the presidency without receiving a considerable number of votes from the South East and Southern regions, according to Fage. It is because the victor must have a majority of legal votes cast and a quarter of the votes cast in each of the two-thirds of the states in the country, according to the rules.
“If a candidate wins the election with a majority of votes and a quarter of the votes, the 19 states in the three northern geopolitical zones and the six states in the South Western geopolitical zone, or 25 out of 36 states, will support him.” Afterwards, he may be considered the winner,” Fage explained.
While it is technically feasible for Tinubu to win the 2023 presidential election without the backing of the predominantly Christian South East and South South zones, we were unable to find any evidence that he has openly acknowledged this possibility. In addition, an expert believes that it would be a political mistake for him to do so.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.