Three Northerners That Tinubu Can Pick As Running Mate To Increase His Chances Of Being Elected

Bola Ahmed Tinubu has stated his intentions to contest the presidential election under the platform of the All Progressive Congress and has been making consultations in view of the elections.


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To increase his chances of being elected president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2023, Bola Tinubu would have to be strategic in the kind of person he chooses as his running mate at the forthcoming elections.

It has been reported that the former governor of Lagos State is going to pick a vice-presidential running mate from the northern section of the country to have the backing of electorates from that region.


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In this article, we will be looking at some northerners that Tinubu can pick for the post of Vice-president if he wants to boost his chances of victory in the presidential race.

Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai

The current governor of Kaduna State provides a good political option when it comes to the kind of politician that Tinubu can pick for the Vice-presidency.


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Nasir El-Rufai boasts of popularity that puts him as one of the best-known politicians in the country. His popularity dates back to when he was the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, where he warmed his way into the hearts of the masses with his performance in that position.


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Furthermore, El-Rufai has a lot of political experience that can be helpful to Tinubu’s presidential ambitions as he has been in active politics since the days of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

If there is anyone that the former governor of the most populous state in the south of Nigeria should pick as a running mate in his presidential ambitions, then it should be the current governor of the most populated state in northern Nigeria.


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Being the governor of the most populous state in the North, Ganduje of Kano State would be a great fit for the choice of Tinubu’s running mate, as the population of his state might be advantageous to Tinubu’s Presidential dreams.

Also, his political experience stemming from his years as the deputy governor from 1999 to 2003 and from 2011 to 2015 might come in handy to Tinubu’s campaign.

Babagana Umara Zulum

Another viable option for the post of Vice-president under Bola Tinubu is Professor Babagan Zulum, the Governor of Borno State.


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Professor Zulum’s advantages stem from his performances as the governor of Borno State. Most Nigerians see him as one of the most progressive governors in the country. A sentiment that can be seen in him being adjudged the best performing governor in 2020.


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Furthermore, being the governor of a state like Borno State which is facing security crisis, the electorates may want to see Zulum bring his experience dealing with the security crisis in the state into the presidency.


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