2023: With Buhari Retiring, PDP Foresees Opening In Borno, Yobe

Sun May 22nd, 2022 - Adamawa

Since the return to democracy, the ANPP/APC has dominated the politics of Yobe and Borno states both at state and national elections. Not even the presidential candidacy of Atiku Abubakar in 2007 and 2019 could sway voters to abandon the party. With President Buhari set to retire from politics, PDP stakeholders since there could be an opening.

For the former vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the 2023 presidential election would be a make or mare for Adamawa State born politician who had fired many shots at the presidency unsuccessfully.

Mr Abubakar who was once one of the most celebrated vice presidents the country ever had considering how he wielded power in the second tenure of former president Olusegun Obasanjo, have been making frantic efforts to taste the seat of his former boss without a success.

But in the race to the 2023 presidential election, two states that poses a threat to the making of his dream a reality is Borno and Yobe states and unfortunately, the two states are in the Northeast, the region that produced the Turakin Adamawa.

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The dominance of the ruling All Progressives Congress ( APC ) in the two states of Borno and Yobe is the major nightmare that will likely stand in the way of the People’s Democratic Party presidential hopeful unless a massive homework is done to re-write history.

This is because from the inception of democracy till date, Borno and Yobe had been bonded towards one political direction in every election with the 2019 being the last general election not an exception.

However, being that Mr Abubakar would have to slug it out with the PDP’s presidential Aspirants before getting the ticket to face whoever emerges presidential Candidate of the APC , the task for him first is how to wriggle himself out of the three Aspirants of the party from the Northeast who are also making waves with their campaign trains moving round the country.




source: Leadership