A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Musa Sarkin Adar, said the National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, remains the man to beat in the 2023 presidency.
According to him, if the ticket is zoned to the South, it would be hard for anyone to contest Tinubu’s supremacy, pointing that the former Lagos State governor had a better grip of major states in the region.
Adar also said Tinubu would be given a good fight for the contest if former President Goodluck Jonathan eventually defect to APC to contest the race.
The lawmaker, who spoke on AriseTV said: “The odds first favour the Southwest which had populated the APC because five states are under the leadership of the APC. The South-South has Cross River state and the South East has Imo and Ebonyi.
“Any zone wishing to clinch the presidential ticket should go back to the drawing line and re-strategise.
“You don’t expect when the majority of you are in the other party and you are thinking of getting the presidential candidacy of the political party simply because you are making agitations.
“My take is that Tinubu still remains the frontline presidential aspirant of the APC from the South generally.
“Then, of course, if President Jonathan joins the APC, he is going to give Tinubu a good fight.”
Recall that there had been speculations of Jonathan defecting to APC to contest the race, especially as APC had said he would be given a soft-landing to contest for the 2023 presidency.