His identify is memorable as one of many masterminds of the Gideon Orkar coup in opposition to the IBB regime that failed. After years of hiding in exile, he got here again to Delta in 2000 to grow to be a political heavy weight. He has contested within the governorship elections in Delta State in 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015. But on a regular basis, he has been a runner-up. This 2019, he will likely be contesting below APC for the Delta Governorship elections. From the best way it’s, there’s a excessive likelihood he might clinch the runners up place once more primarily based on his celebration’s power within the South South.
Atiku was an ex-customs officer, who ventured into enterprise and has all the time been interested in politics. His first political ambition was for the governor of Gongola state which its election was voided then. He additionally contested for presidential place in opposition to MKO within the defunct SDP, which he misplaced on the primaries.
So far, he has solely received the Adamawa state elections. But was chosen to be Obasanjo’s Vice President, which he loved for 7 good years till his boss declared his seat vacant. Atiku has unsuccessfully ran for presidency in 2007 (AC), 2011 (PDP primaries), 2015 (APC primaries). He will likely be going once more for the put up and is massively supported by the South East and South South of Nigeria who will not be in good phrases with the current president Muhamadu Buhari. If he loses this time, we can’t be positive it could be his final.
Jimi has been a daily face of the Lagos state elections. He was first in Bola Tinubu’s Action Congress in 2007. However, he left to DPA that very same year to meet his governorship ambitions. After that, in 2015 he contested for a similar function below the primary opposition celebration in Lagos state, PDP in opposition to Ambode however misplaced. Jimi has been good and eloquent in political debates however the Lagos political construction has hindered him from attaining his ambitions. He will likely be working once more in 2019 below PDP. With the power of APC in Lagos, successful will likely be a miracle
Ribadu rose to fame when Obasanjo appointed him as head of the newly shaped EFCC in 2003. His effectiveness in that function gave him reputation that impressed his political profession. He was later promoted to Assistant Inspector General of Police in 2007 by Obasanjo. His political profession begun as he obtained the presidential ticket in 2011 below Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN). After the unfateful enterprise, he joined the ruling PDP in 2015 to contest for the Governorship place in Adamawa state, which he misplaced within the APC tsunami. He joined the APC in 2018 to contest governorship once more however misplaced on the primaries. He is an efficient man. We hope he wins a place sometime as his tenure within the EFCC has been essentially the most exceptional up to now.
Marwa got here into the highlight because the final army governor of Lagos state. On the onset of democracy, he has been lively to get a bit of cake however sadly had none. In December 2006, Marwa had introduced he could be working within the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) primaries to grow to be the celebration’s candidate for President of Nigeria. His bid was unsuccessful. Marwa later in 2011 was the gubernatorial candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change, however misplaced to the then incumbent governor Murtala Nyakot. Marwa is now an APC member and is in help of the current president.
Andy Uba was a widely known Obasanjo’s boy within the East throughout his tenure. He determined to enter politics by successful the 2007 Anambra state election below PDP. However, he didn’t spend as much as a month in workplace because the court favoured former governor Peter Obi to proceed his governorship tenure. In 2009, Andy contested for governor of Anambra state below the Labour celebration which he misplaced. However, he was in a position to win the 2011 senatorial elections below PDP in 2011. He’s contesting for a similar senatorial place below APC in 2019.