A lot has been said about a potential third term bid by President Muhammadu Buhari come 2023, but what Nigerians never thought likely, is the President’s son, the guy who fell off a power bike a few years ago, becoming president.
According to a senior lawyer of the National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG, Barrister Olusegun Bamgbose, Buhari’s name will be impossible to erase in the political history of Nigeria, a situation he said can be a boost for his (Buhari’s) son Yusuf, in the 2023 presidential election race.
Olusegun however, noted that the only stumbling block for Yusuf’s candidacy is the fact that he is from the North. He said there has been righteous calls for a power shift to the South come 2023. Should the North succumbed, Yusuf will still be able to fit in as a running mate.
He, therefore, said he will be considering him (Yusuf) as his running mate in the 2023 presidential election.
He said, “I’m considering Yusuf Buhari as my running mate come 2023. It’s high time the youths took over power in Nigeria.
“This consideration of mine might look awkward to many Nigerians but it’s because they can’t see what I’m seeing.
“Yusuf Buhari is a material for leadership. I’m blessed with the gift of seeing beyond the physical.
“I remembered vividly that I once told Jonathan’s Aide that suicide bombing was coming, he doubted me but we all know what’s happening now.
“In 2015 I told Nigerians that Buhari will defeat Jonathan, many thought I was talking nonsense but it came to pass.
“Earlier this year I told Nigerians that a new Chief of Staff will emerge, that has equally happened. Yusuf Buhari is an asset.
“I see him soaring higher politically, other things being equal, he will be my running mate come 2023.
“He has some hidden potentials which will soon begin to manifest soon to the delight of many Nigerians.
“Whichever you look at it Buhari’s name will be difficult to erase in the political history of Nigeria.”
While a Yusuf Presidency can right now, be described as nothing more than a speculation, the fact, however, that Yusuf is even considered, suggests there is a whole lot more to it than meets the eye. One thing is sure though, the next election would be an interesting one.