We are breathing the last gasps of his second term in office; the old order is dying and the new cannot be born, with a multitude of morbid symptoms likely to emerge over the next 12 months in the run-up to the 2023 presidential poll.
So who will star as the rival children eager to inherit the formidable Buhari’s 12-million-strong vote bank in the north?
Various northern chieftains from both parties are hoping to emulate him, from former vice-president Atiku Abubakar and former speaker of the house of representatives Aminu Tambuwal of the opposition People’s Democratic Party to Kaduna State governor Nasir El-Rufai.
Even former Lagos State governor Bola Tinubu of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) is reaching out to the north. He made sure that his 12th ‘Bola Tinubu Colloquium’ was held in Kano, and that everybody knew about it.
But, although he has announced his candidacy,
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