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Monday, 17 November 2014

6 Most Likely APC Vice-Presidential Candidates

 

Few weeks before the All Progressive Congress, APC, holds its presidential primaries, below is a cursory look at five politicians that are most likely to emerge as the vice-presidential candidate of the opposition party:


1. Governor Babatunde Fashola:

Arguably, he has the brightest chance among the lot. His greatest undoing would be if a Muslim presidential candidate emerges (which is most likely anyway), but the APC might ignore the warnings from different quarters not to field a Muslim-Muslim ticket and go ahead to draft Fashola into the race because of his popularity across the nation despite the recent denial by one of Buhari spokespersons.
Fashola
Fashola

2. Governor Adams Oshiomole:
The comrade governor as he is fondly called, is no doubt a leading candidate to emerge in this race. The former labour leader is well-known across the nation and he is generally seen as a man who is close to the people despite the PR disaster that led to the ‘Go and Die’ scenario. His boldness and oratorical skills cannot also be ignored. His national appeal will be an asset to whoever emerges as the presidential candidate of the John Odigie Oyegun led party.
Oshiomole
Oshiomole

3. Governor Rotimi Amaechi:
Ignore him at your own peril. An emerging political colossus, Amaechi is one politician that has fought so many political battles since he joined active politics and he always comes out victorious. His emergence as the vice-presidential candidate in the APC will no doubt give the PDP top-shots sleepless nights. He is sure to deliver millions of votes for the APC in his home-state just like he did for President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2011 presidential elections.
Amaechi
Amaechi

4. Governor Rochas Okorocha:
Although, he has declared his interest to contest in the APC’s presidential primaries, the Imo governor will at best get the vice-presidential ticket as the APC leadership seem to have zoned the presidential ticket to the north. A rallying figure for the APC in the South-East, Okorocha’s national connections puts him in good stead if the party decides to look the way of the Igbos for the VP ticket.
Okorocha
Okorocha

5. Dr. Chris Ngige:
A former governor and currently a serving senator representing Anambra central in the upper chamber of the national assembly, Dr. Ngige has seen it all in Nigeria politics.  His perceived closeness to Tinubu will no doubt give him the edge if the APC leaders decide to zone the ticket  to the South-East. Not to mention his loyalty to the party for close to a decade now. He also has a cult-like following in the South-East especially in his home-sate of Anambra.
Ngige
Ngige

6. Dr. Kayode Fayemi:
A shinning light amongst his peers, the 49-year old former governor of Ekiti state is one of the few decent Nigerians  that has graced the Nigeria political scene. Armed with a doctorate in War Studies from the prestigious King’s College, University of London, Fayemi represents the generational change that Nigerians have been yearning for in leadership positions. He stands a bright chance of getting the ticket if the APC zones the ticket to the South-West. And unlike Fashola, he is  a christian.
Fayemi
Fayemi

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