Tinubu: The Only One Left
ElevateNews takes a look at the chance of Bola Tinubu ahead of 2023 presidential election.
A normal man will not contest for the Nigerian presidency. The seat is too expensive to occupy by a normal person except those who are ready to throw away money and still live if they lose the election.
A strong challenger for this position must have saved a minimum of N36 billion if he must win the country’s first seat, a reliable source said.
A Nigerian presidential hopeful must be ready to waste at least N6 billion each on every State, including the Federal Capital Territory if he must win the election, the source said.
“That was what it took President Muhammadu Buhari and his predecessors. That was what former Vice President Atiku Abubakar spent, yet he could not win.”
Buhari did not have such money. Somebody bankrolled it for him to win the 2015 presidential election.
As a matter of fact, a lot of money went into Buhari’s nomination as the presidential flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress in 2015.
Besides having a platform to launch your political ambition, Nigeria operate a money politics without which the aspiration of any political aspirant is doomed.
If Atiku contests again in 2023, it will mean that he is richer than what most Nigerians had thought.
He has been a serial contender and having lost the 2019 election despite the number of resources he put into it, Atiku will need to think twice before joining the race again.
The former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is the only one left among the 1999 set of politicians and political office holders that has such money to throw away now.
He has a steady flow of income of not less than N6 billion monthly, the source stated.
“Don’t ask me where he gets the money. Don’t ask me which company manages the Internally Generated Revenue of Lagos State. Some say it is Alpha Beta.
The financial company called Alpha Beta, according to investigation belongs to Tinubu and that the former governor takes just two percent of the Lagos IGR.
“It is more than that now,’ the source said, adding that the percentage has been reviewed and it was what led to the disagreement between Tinubu and the immediate past governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.
With this money alone, Tinubu has the biggest financial capacity to take the presidential seat besides other factors.
What can stop him is ethnic conspiracy as it was done against the winner of the June 12, 1993 election, late MKO Abiola.
The forces that stood against Abiola came from within and outside his ethnic nationality.
It can also happen against Tinubu despite all his monies. He must be more careful.
Tinubu is a master strategist anyway and one expects that he has learnt a lot at the bigger political space in Nigeria.
If he succeeds with the way he has been romancing the northerners, then he will become the second Yoruba man that the north could trust, just like former President Olusegun Obasanjo.