OPINION: You can’t blame PDP for not zoning the Presidency to South. PDP currently lacks a “southern material” with NATIONAL APPEAL.


By Kenny Oduwale

Despite his relative rich legacy in Anambra state, Peter Obi they could have considered in using from South-east for perfect rotation amongst the 3 major ethnic groups of Nigeria has one of the WORST histories of FULANOPHOBIA, NORTHERNOPHOBIA, ISLAMOPHOBIA & YORUBAPHOBIA (remembering that his campaign of ethno-religous bigotry against Ngige of APC when the latter had in his campaign tour El-Rufai and Fashola during 2013 Anambra guber poll eventually won by Willie Obiano of APGA).

Any attempt to alternatively zone that Presidency to Southwest would be a big slap on the Igbos who have invested so much electorally in PDP for 23 years now.

Hence, to address this dilemma and to win power at all costs, PDP MUST zone the presidency to the north.

As for the APC, given the OWN GOAL scored by Oshinbajo by insulting the “religious/cultural sensitivity and sensibility” of the core northern folk recently, they should not even bother allowing him to contest for primary talkless of presenting him as flagbearer.

OSHINBAJO can NEVER win given the current political mood against him in core northern grassroots. This might sound painful to his supporters. But it is the pure truth. They all know this. But they are pretending not to know.

The only two candidates sellable by the APC from southern Nigeria now to appeal to and appease the INSULTED religious sensibility of the northern folk (who constitute %65 of the voting demography) now is TINUBU or FASHOLA. Anybody other than these two for now from the south will be a big loss to the APC.

As for me I don’t like FASHOLA. He looks more like an ELITIST to me given the way he was always defending the “profiteering & fraudulent DISCOS” against Nigeria electricity consumers when he was performing dual responsibility as Minister of Power and Work from 2015 to 2019.

However, I developed slight soft spot for TINUBU recently when I enjoyed one of his free health legacies via my wife who was catered for FREE OF CHARGE at Accident & Mergency section of General hospital Igando Lagos (not even minding she is Igbo) last year when she suddenly lost consciousness on her way to work. Since that day, despite his MACCAVELLIAN political style, JAGABAN comes as my first choice amongst the money-bag aspirants. I will aggressively campaign for him if he can choose Professor Engr. Babagana Umara Zulum, FNSE, Mni as his running mate as we count down to 2023 Presidential election.

Jumat Mubarak fellow Nigerians!!!