Tinubu’s Strategic Move: Considering Kwankwaso for Ministerial Position

Afaf Fahchouch
Afaf Fahchouch
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Nigerian publisher Austin Ogannah has shed light on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s potential selection of Rabiu Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano state and presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party, as one of his ministers.

Ogannah speculates that Tinubu’s decision stems from a forward-thinking approach, shifting focus beyond the upcoming 2023 elections to the subsequent one in 2027.

Ogannah argues that Tinubu aims to assemble a team that will aid him in securing victory in future elections. With this calculation in mind, selecting Kwankwaso as a minister becomes crucial, as Tinubu seeks someone who can effectively influence and consolidate support in Kano state during the forthcoming elections.

Furthermore, Ogannah asserts that Tinubu’s strategy aligns with the politics of national interest. The inclusion of Kwankwaso in his cabinet would reflect the broad national representation of his administration, highlighting that Tinubu’s focus extends beyond his political party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ogannah affirms, “We have strong indications that Rabiu Kwankwaso is being seriously considered for a ministerial position, understanding that Tinubu is already looking beyond 2023. He is envisioning 2027, and with someone like Kwankwaso by his side, he can secure Kano and possibly one or two states in the northwest.”

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