Nigeria: More prospects line up to succeed Buhari
By Tasie Theodore
As the race for Nigeria’s epochal 2023 elections process intensifies, more prospects are lining up to succeed outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari, The Difference reports.
Among those who have presently indicated their intention to run are former Central Bank of Nigeria Deputy Governor Kingsley Moghalu, the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress Party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and former Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
Others are former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim, former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha and the incumbent Governors of Sokoto, Bauchi and Ebonyi States, Aminu Tambuwal, Bala Mohammed and Dave Umahi.
Expected to join the race in the days ahead are former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi.
Age, ethnicity, religion and zone of origin are expecte to be key factors in distilling the eventual candidates that will fly the flags of the major political parties in the forthcoming contest.
Outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari is a 79=year old muslim from Katsina State in North Western Nigeria.
Nigerian presidential hopeful, Prof Kingsley Moghalu