corridors of power

Nigeria: Team Tinubu, meet the incoming powerbrokers

By Eniola Akinkuotu

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Posted on March 10, 2023 13:29

Bola Ahmed Tinubu declared winner in Nigeria’s presidential election
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari receives Nigeria’s newly declared winner of 2023 presidential election, Bola Tinubu and Vice President-Elect Senator Kashim Shettima in Daura, Nigeria, March 1, 2023. Nigeria’s Presidency/Handout via REUTERS

Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima of the All Progressives Congress will be inaugurated as president and vice-president in the morning of 29 May at the Eagle Square in Abuja barring any unforeseen circumstances. However, which personalities will be the powers behind the throne? We profile the top dozen.

It is a common belief in Nigeria that political office holders are nothing but tenants in the corridors of power. This has proven true with every administration, with each president having a close circle of people who wield enormous power and influence, even more than some constitutionally-recognised officials.

So who will be behind the scenes in the Tinubu administration? We profile the top influencers in Team Tinubu, from Bisi Akande to Wale Edun to Gboyega Oyetola :

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