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Two Politicians Who May Not Want to Face Tinubu in Any Political Contest

The beginning of the political prominence of former Lagos State Governor and National Leader of the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu could be traced back to 1999 when he was first elected as the Executive Governor of the State of Excellence, Lagos State.

Since 1999, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has created an indomitable political empire in Lagos State. He has remained unbeatable at any political contest in Lagos State since he ascend the mantle of the political leadership of the state.

Naturally, this achievement may not come without having one or more fellow who will either be confused, tired or scared of such achiever. There are two prominent political stalwarts in Nigeria who seem to be scared of the political doggedness of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

First, Chief Olabode Ibiyinka George is probably one of the prominent Nigerian politician who may be too scared of Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s political doggedness. 

Unfortunately, Chief Bode George is never a newbie in policy formation, policy formulation and administrative works. He was the former military governor of Ondo State between 1988 and 1990. Chief Bode George has held positions of National Vice Chairman (Southwest) of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party; Deputy National Vice Chairman (South) of PDP and National Deputy Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Chief Bode George has been deploying all his political ideas since Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, first, contested for the governorship seat of Lagos State in 1999. Chief Bode George was grossly defeated with his preferred candidate.

Chief Bode George would not relent, he supported Chief Funsho Williams who was the runner-up to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in 1998 Lagos State governorship primaries of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), as the PDP candidate for the 2003 governorship election. He effected the defection of Funsho Williams to PDP ahead of the 2003 general elections but Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu later went on to travail.

There is actually no election held in Lagos since 1999 that Chief Bode George did not stand against the political stance of Tinubu but his political ideologies have always prove inferior to that of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

No wonder, Chief Bode George is actually one of the prominent politicians that are too scared of Tinubu in any political contest. 

Secondly, Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has been a prominent campaigner against the political dominance of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

One may be surprised that Mallam Nasir El-Rufai ought to be supportive and happy with the political doggedness of the National Leader of his party, All Progressives Congress (APC) but no, we should all remember that Mallam Nasir El-Rufai was once a prominent member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has, in many occasions, lectured how to defeat Tinubu in Lagos. However, it is prominent to recall that all the political strategies he is teaching new listeners must have been deployed against Tinubu when he was in PDP.

If Mallam Nasir El-Rufai could not have implemented his political strategies when he was serving as Minister, under the administration of Peoples Democratic Party, there is probably a sign of a confused man who is too scared of his political career in future if Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s political doggedness remains unchecked.

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  1. Why do people think s Yoruba man should be the next president when an Igbo man never tasted it? Nigerians are the ones creating the melieu for the balkanization of this country. Why do people take the igbos as mugus? I am aware too that the same igbos sell their rights but that is a tiny minority. We should make them feel they are Nigerians also. Enough of this rubbish, the country does not belong to Hausa/fulani and yoruba!

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