Right about now, the former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, would be putting finishing touches to his plan to contest the 2023 presidential elections.
This is because, the Buhari factor which cost him the election in 2019 would no longer be there.
Aside Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, there is no other politician that has the kind of money and grassroots mobilisation needed to campaign for president. Others may try but they would be light weight to the likes of Turaki Adamawa.
In this article we will be looking at three personalities that can stop Atiku from becoming president in 2023.
Whether we like it or not, President Buhari is going to be one of the deciding factor in the forthcoming presidential election in Nigeria. Even though his name is not on the ballot, his diehard supporters would swing to any direction he wants them. If the president supports another candidate then Atiku is going to need to work round the clock to ensure what led to his loss in 2019 is not repeated.
Olusegun Obasanjo is another factor that would be critical to the election of Atiku. Having work under Baba between 1999-2007, and their reconciliation before the last elections, it's easy to say Atiku might still get Obj's support. But as you know 2023 is still a long way ahead.
Governor Nyesome Wike is another personality the former VP needs. Aside from the money Wike brings to the party, his extensive network across the South-South states is a strong advantage for whoever wants to be president.