Good news for Tinubu as powerful political party divide join forces with APC ahead of 2023 polls
An emerging report has confirmed that Bola Tinubu, the All Progressive Congress presidential candidate (APC), might be the biggest beneficiary of the naira redesign policy implemented by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
This was according to some APC chieftains while reflecting on the current scarcity of the naira and its aftermath in the build-up to Saturday, February 25, presidential polls.
As reported by Punch Newspaper, some of the chieftains said the revealed that Tinubu’s guts to challenge the CBN policy openly was a sign of his love for the masses and, in turn, could earn him sympathy vote at the presidential polls.
Senator Adesoji Akanbi, a close ally of Tinubu said:
“It might end up favouring Asiwaju that they were targeting. A lot of people are realising that it is all because of him. It is becoming a rhythm. There will be sympathy votes because people believe it is targeted at him, and the mere fact that he said it out that he was against the policy. That will be like a bonus for him.”
Senator Akanbi also revealed that the recent outcomes of Tinubu’s rally and turnout of supporters indicated that he is loved and admired by the people and could earn him the winning spot at the presidential polls.
In another development, a report confirmed that a faction of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) is on the verge of declaring its allegiance to Tinubu.
This was according to the factional leader of the SDP, Alfa Mohammed who said:
“Yes, we have made up our mind: it is Asiwaju. In fact, barring any logistical constraint, we will adopt Asiwaju in the next few days. We will call a press conference to do that. The only problem we have is about logistics. Note that we are doing it voluntarily.
“We love Asiwaju. We believe that the man will move Nigeria forward. If he enters there (presidency), generally it will benefit all. So, that is the best person. As I am talking to you, we have been communicating with the 36 state chapters of the party.”