Nigeria 2023: Money was key for Atiku; Tinubu may not have it that easy

By Kayode Aluko
Posted on Thursday, 2 June 2022 18:47

Atiku Abubakar of the PDP, and Bola Tinubu of the APC
Atiku Abubakar of the PDP, and Bola Tinubu of the APC (rights reserved)

Nigeria’s main opposition party elected its candidate in next year’s presidential election in a convention many believed was a game of financial power and influence. With the ruling party’s convention up next, dynamics beyond money and influence will play a big role in who becomes the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC). And that could hurt the chances of frontrunner Bola Tinubu.

On Tuesday, as Nigeria’s ruling party the All Progressives Congress screened aspirants seeking the party’s ticket for the 2023 presidential election, President Muhammadu Buhari broke his silence on how he wanted the party’s candidate to emerge during a meeting with APC governors.