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Nigeria: The Buhari-Tinubu alliance that trumped all competition

By Ben Ezeamalu

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Posted on May 11, 2023 09:48

Muhammadu Buhari and Bola Tinubu had long nursed a desire to be Nigeria’s president, an ambition that fuelled the alliance between them. Can the APC outlive the Tinubu-Buhari collaboration.

This is the story of a politically-engineered solution to Nigeria’s zoning issue: The creation of the APC, a dominant party that managed to enshrine powerful leaders from both north and south in one coalition… exactly what the once-ruling PDP had failed to do.

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