Nigerians will be going to the poll on Saturday to vote the most credible candidates that will be expected to redeem the country from it current pitiable and self inflicted damages.
The contest will be mainly between four presidential candidates, cutting across the three dominant tribe in the country. And the first time a presidential candidate who isn’t from one of the two main parties stands a chance of emerging.
The fierce battle will be between former Lagos governor Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) , Atiku Abubakar of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) , Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party ( NNPP), and Peter Obi of Labour Party (LP) a wild- card candidate who defected from the PDP to the smaller Labour Party and now leads in at least five opinion polls.
The four major presidential candidates have made similar campaign promises to tackle the issues of Spreading insecurity especially Islamist violence in the northeast and banditry in the northwest and southeast.
Obi, 61, has used a slick social media campaign to galvanise the vote of restless and increasingly disaffected youth, who are fed up with traditional politics of the domineering Tinubu and Abubakar who are both in their 70s.
Obi’s known support base is in the south, whereas Abubakar, Rabiu and Tinubu are both popular in the north.
Following the internal wrangling that have bedevilled the major opposition party, the presidential candidates of PDP while running on the ticket of the main opposition party in an election where the opposition party is in a historically weak position with a running mate who is not popular outside his state, Atiku will be struggling to get the constitutional requirement of 25 percent of votes in the two-third of the Nigeria states while not winning the outright majority.
Tinubu chances of emergence have been made more visible, despite his muslim-muslim tickets, following the presence of Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party that will provide a “spoiler effect” that will ultimately pave the way for his victory in the 25 February election.
the votes that will be garnered by the duo will divide the votes that ought to go to Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), following his unresolved rift with the G5 governors.
93.4 million Nigeria registered voters are expected to vote for credibility to rescue Nigeria from it economic woes, as each candidates will be jostling to get 25% of the vote in at least two-thirds of the 36 states.Follow us on social media