2023: Pro-Tinubu Groups Mushroom in the North
There are signals that groups pushing for Bola Ahmed Tinubu presidential agenda are mushrooming in the Northern region with underground state chapters already taken shape,checks by Sahel Standard has revealed.
The groups from Sokoto to Maiduguri are said to be silently working for the Jagaban Borgu even when top leaders had warned against premature politicking especially as President Muhammadu Buhari is just commencing his second term agenda.
Those in the know of the scheming disclosed that the political support groups are made of several interests especially from President Buhari inner circle and independent political forces which had nurtured a long term alliance with the former Lagos state governor.
It was gathered that most supporters of the President from the north are rooting for Tinubu for what they called a political pay back. Tinubu is reputed to have played leading role in both the 2015 and 2019 election of President Buhari.
Entrenched political forces in the north are also said to be amenable to a Tinubu presidency because he represents the mainstream of Nigerian political class.
As an insider put it,” Jagaban is one of us in a way President Buhati is not.After the rule of the Generals,it is just normal to have one of us who understands us politicians to take over.
“We are not saying he is the best but he is the only one within the ruling party that is a centrist who can pull all the interests together.He is one of us in a way the Vice President is not.We want a true politician to take over after Baba”,the politician from the North West said.
It was however learnt that many within the groups are still operating fro. the shadow. After the recent subtle assaults on Vice President Yemi Osinbajo,the Tinubu allies in the North are also said to be treading softly to avoid any backlash.
A sign of Tinubu presence is however linked to the slogan,”On your mandate we shall stand” which is now a major refrain across northern political caucus.
Some prominent northern governors are reported to be in the scheme even though a rival group is also pushing through a state governor in support of the Vice President