October 4, 2022

Nigeria 2023: Has Tinubu lost control of Nigeria’s South-West? – The Africa Report

  • November 6, 2021
  • 2 min read
Nigeria 2023: Has Tinubu lost control of Nigeria’s South-West? – The Africa Report

DON’T MISS : Talking Africa Podcast – Mozambique’s insurgency: After Palma, what comes next?
By Akin Irede
Posted on Monday, 25 October 2021 11:02
Frontline presidential hopeful, Bola Tinubu, plans to become Nigeria’s leader in 2023, but cracks in his political base in the recently conducted congresses expose weaknesses that are being exploited by his contenders.
In 2011, Tinubu – a stalwart of the Action Congress of Nigeria, was the undisputed leader of the south-west, Nigeria’s second-largest political bloc.
His former chief of staff, Babatunde Fashola, was governor in Lagos and handled administrative issues while Tinubu maintained the political structure.
READ MORE Nigeria 2023: Tinubu returns ahead of APC congress to challenge Buni
In neighbouring Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun had just emerged governor thanks to Tinubu’s support.
In Oyo State, his bosom friend, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, had also won the governorship election, while in Osun, his former aide and loyalist Rauf Aregbesola held the fort.
Your browser could not fetch this story
If you are reading this message your browser has Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript in order to access to this story.
Give yourself a headstart:
Get full access to The Africa Report on all your devices.

A coalition of nine Ethiopian groups led by Tigrayan rebels and their Oromo allies announced the formation of a multi-ethnic alliance to topple the government on Friday amid reports that they’re closing in on the capital.
As Ethiopian officials continue to claim that foreign forces have fought alongside Tigray fighters in recent battles in the Amhara region, questions arise about how Egypt could benefit from the ongoing conflict that has claimed thousands of lives. There is also the question of if the Egyptian state has been supporting dissenting forces.
On 9 November, Kenya will be nine months away from its presidential elections. Can President Uhuru Kenyatta shape the legacy he wants, or will he be dragged into bitter succession politics?
As the trial of the presumed assassins of Burkina Faso’s Thomas Sankara has begun, we take a look at the tragic destinies of eight assassinated African presidents. Today, we look back at the death of Chadian President Ngarta Tombalbaye, shot by members of his own army on April 13, 1975.


About Author


Red ExplorerNG is an online platform showcasing the richness of African culture. It provides online information that is not only limited to the following categories: Culture, Lifestyle, Entertainment, Business, Sports, Books, News, and Opinions.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.