Nigerians politicians always have different antics of dragging the president on the issues which not necessarily concerns him simple being rushed to him, distracting him. In recent years Aso Rock has been turned into a place where state governors and heavyweight politicians pay unscheduled visits just want to be seen relevant rush there to show their faces, and flaunt their closeness with the president and pose for photo , and rush back to their states. To tells the supporters they are in good book of Mr. President. Since 2020, there has been an increase in the number of visits to the President by politicians planning to dump their former parties for the APC or those who had already decamped and wanted to publicly announced it.
As the country matching toward 2023 elections in 510 days i.e 17th months some presidential aspirants have abused sensibilities of electorates by relegate them to less important stakeholders in the forthcoming elections as the they know weakest point of electorates will go for aspirants with enough money. But 2023 elections is going to be toughest elections than 2015 and 2019 elections because the numerous challenges confronting the country electorate will consider an aspirants that prepared for the challenges confronting the country.
Unlike previous elections which the electorate easily fall traps with sweet mouthing campaign promises which putting citizens to more uncertainties
Why such visitation to the President despite the fact that in his interviewed with NTA & CHANNEL televisions stations categorically said ” he had no favourite candidate and isn’t concerned about who emerges his successor at the polls and I am not interested in who becomes the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) as I am open to the emergence of anyone. Let him come, whoever it is.
In spite the country’s constitution has given rights and privileges to every citizen to aspire any office in the country without informing the president the same constitution grant has guarantee citizens to participate in the political process and have freedom of choice.. Even though some aspirant has informed President Buhari about they 2023 ambition, the most credible option for them that politics is about persuasion, not seeking shortcuts to power. They expects visitation to Aso Rock will gain momentum as 2023 draws nearer but forgetting that forthcoming elections will be different, having the backing or informing of president will not help any aspirants as the times passed when using his name will made his millions supporters to rally behind any politicians identifying himself with PMB’s name or attaching his picture to win election in the Northern Nigeria.