Olusegun Bamgbose, National Coordinator Concerned Advocates for Good Governance (CAGG), has stated that Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election will rejoin the ruling the All Progressives Congress (APC) if it does not split.
Bamgbose, in a chat with Daily Post, also stated that the presidential ambition of the APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu, has suffered a major set-back.
He said the north won’t back the ambition of Tinubu, as the region does not back multi-billionaires to be president.
Bamgbose said: “The ignoble sack of Oshiomhole, by the power brokers in APC, has, in fact, signaled a new dawn in APC. Other things being equal, APC is getting set to zone its presidential slot to the North.
“This is what will ultimately entice Atiku to return back to APC. One does not need a prophet to tell us that Tinubu’s presidential ambition has hit the rock.
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“The Northern oligarchy won’t back him come 2023. The North hardly backed a multi-billionaire to become President of Nigeria.
“Their belief is always that, what else do you want? In 1979, Shagari was not a billionaire.
“He was a teacher, but he became the first Executive President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He ruled from 1979 – 1983 before he was overthrown by Buhari.
“In 1993 M. K. O. Abiola was a multi-billionaire, he contested, possibly won but the power brokers rejected him. In 1999, Olusegun Obasanjo was favored.
“As at the time he contested, he was not a multi-billionaire. The power broker supported him. I’ll skip Jonathan for obvious reasons.
“In 2015, Buhari was not a billionaire yet he defeated Jonathan. I seriously doubt if the North will want Tinubu as President.
“Atiku has failed several times because of the same reason. I’ll advise Atiku and Tinubu to forget contesting 2023 Presidential elections because it’ll be an effort in futility.”