Nigeria 2023: Can cabal and Abdullahi Adamu stop Bola Tinubu?

By Akin Irede
Posted on Tuesday, 7 June 2022 10:50

Senate President Ahmad Lawan (lt) and Lagos godfather, Bola Tinubu.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan (lt) and Lagos godfather, Bola Tinubu.

Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) will pick its Presidential candidate today. The national chairman of the APC, Abdullahi Adamu, backed by a powerful cabal in the Presidency, claims Senate President Ahmad Lawan is the chosen one. But Lagos godfather, Bola Tinubu, remains adamant he should be picked. Who will come out the winner in this game of thrones?

Abdullahi Adamu, the 75 year-old chairman of Nigeria’s ruling party and point man of the powerful cabal calling the shots in Nigeria’s Presidency, got more than he bargained for on Monday when he announced to the top executives of the APC that Senate President Ahmad Lawan was the preferred Presidential candidate, giving the impression that President Muhammadu Buhari had anointed him.