2023 PRESIDENTIAL RACE: RUNNING AHEAD OF GOD?
The race for the 2023 presidency is starting on a sagacious note. This time around, there seems to be a major deliberate false-start! Many will call it an early start but it is not, because a pause will automatically follow. The language and game plan is best understood by those who understand the Nigerian political dynamics. One can only wish that this time around, like on few occasions in the past, that the major political gladiators are not running ahead of God. Otherwise, the 2023 presidential race will teach political actors hard lessons that they will not forget in a hurry.
The early moves have their direct and remote implications. First is the strategic determination to occupy the national political space when there is zero competitor, thereby taking advantage of the weak or non-existing organised political resistance within the ruling party, her most formidable opponents and sociocultural pressure groups.
Another reason for the 'false-start' strategy is to measure the ferocity of attacks and the strength of obvious resistance that must build up gradually but surely as opponents wake up, and to develop the appropriate action plans to checkmate every serious move by the opposing forces.
No doubt, it is also real wisdom to wade-off political feather-weights from the onset, so that the race does not become too wearisome for the presidential hopefuls as a result of the entrance of numerous aspirants whose real ambition is the glory of being listed among the presidential aspirants or securing a political appointment at the end of the many troubles of daring to be the president of the most popular and populous black nation on earth.
On his own, the Osinbajo that I know will not oppose Tinubu. However, only those who are ignorant of the ways of God will write-off Osinbajo as one of the probable occupants of the most exalted democratic office in Nigeria come 2023.
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