Top3 Nigerians Who Could Unseat Buhari
6 months! That’s the time left before nigerians take to the polls to elect new leaders.
The declarations and consultations have begun in earnest with some notable Nigerians already throwing their hats into the mix including popular and hilarious comedian Basket Mouth.
The battle to occupy Aso Rock come 2019 will be fierce and tough given the fact that there are over 70+ currently registered political parties today.
In this post, we will review the three potential presidential candidates that we feel has the greastest chances of dislodging the incumbent – President Mohammed Buhari
1. Bukola Saraki
Ever since he connivingly snatched the post of the President of the 8th Senate ahead of party favourite Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawal on the 9th of june 2015, the tension has been hot and thick between him, his party and the executive.
Sen. Saraki frequently made claims of the executive trying to "punish" him for defying their wishes to emerge Senate President as frequent charges of misconduct and corruption were levelled against him.
Things finally blew over when on the 31st of July, 2018 sen. Saraki announced his much anticipated defection from the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) to the main opposition party The People's Democratic Party (PDP) ending weeks of speculation.
The numerous "illegal impeachment attempts" and threats leveled against him, including an August invasion of the National Assembly complex by masked DSS men has endeared him to the hearts of Nigerians and helped him find some pity and sympathy among them.
Senator Bukola could be the man to unseat President Buhari as he weilds an enviable amount of infuence in the north as a two-time governor of Kwara state and given his rising fame and reputation among the populance.
2. Atiku Abubakar
A former Vice President of the nation under then president, General Olusegun Obasanjo -1999 - 2007.
Atiku first fell out with the PDP in 2007 when pres. Obasanjo would not support his bid to replace him as president instead preferring to find ways to contest for a third time.
Atiku would later run under the Action Democratic Congress (ADC) but fell short as now late PDP's candidate Gen. Musa Yaradua would emerge president.
Atiku would subsequently return to the PDP but would agin leave to join the APC in 2015, the party again failed to give him the presidential ticket, throwing it's weight behind then incumbent pres. Goodluck Jonathan who would later lose to the APC's candidate and current president, Gen. Buhari.
Atiku remained in the APC for 2 years but on the 24th of November, 2017, Atiku would via a Facebook live video announce his defection to the PDP a party he called. "Home".
Atiku gave poor governance and policy making and implementation as reasons for leaving the APC and has since remained vocal against the policies of the APC led Federal Government.
Atiku could be the right candidate to fly his party's flag come 2019 given his massive political experience and reputation as a successful business man and job creator now that unemployment is the order of the day.
3. Peter Ayodele Fayose
A two-time and current sitting governor of Ekiti State. Fayose first emerged governor of Ekiti State in 2003 but couldn't see out his 4-year tenure after he was impeached by the state assembly. Fayose returned to win back the governorship seat in 2014.
Fayose has been the most vocal of all opposition membes against the policies of the Buhari-led administration.
"A roged politician" as he loves to be called. Fayose has expressed his interest to contest in the 2019 presidential elections but may have his dreams hampered by the fact that his party would prefer a northern candidate. Fayose's popularity and fan base in the southwest could be enough to convince his party to give him the presidential ticket or at least a vice presidential ticket to a northern candidate.
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