Though the next Presidential election in Nigeria is a little less than three years away, only the politically naïve will believe that the race for the presidency of Africa’s most populous nation has not begun. While it is unclear whether President Goodluck Jonathan will run for another term, politicians have commenced alignments and realignments ahead of the 2015 presidential race.
While Northern elements are scheming to ensure that power returns to the North in 2015, some of their counterparts in the South South believe the incumbent President should have another 4-year-term.
Street Journal’s investigations have revealed that the American Government might have endorsed the Central Bank Governor, Lamido Sanusi for Nigeria’s top job. The endorsement was tactically done through the recommendations of the United State’s Secret Service. While the generally public is made to believe that the Secret Service has the sole function of protecting America’s national leaders and their families, it has been found out that the Service also delves into foreign missions, especially the political aspect of it.
For some time now Sanusi has warmed himself into the heart of the Northern elders who believe he is a highly sellable candidate to the electorate. Factors that made him the favourite include the fact that he has age on his side and his knowledge of the economy.
Street Journal gathered that for the Vice Presidential candidate, the Service rejected the option of Rotimi Amaechi outright. The other option given was Akwa Ibom State Governor, Godswill Akpabio. Knowing the impact that the former President, Olusegun Obasanjo can play in such matters; findings revealed that he has been approached to accept the option.