Aloy Ejimakor, the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB’s) Special Counsel has predicted that the 2023 Presidential Election in Nigeria will see Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) "suddenly" calling for the restructuring of the country.
Ejimakor stated this on his known Twitter handle on Wednesday.
IPOB is an Igbo secessionist group canvassing for the sovereignty of Eastern Nigeria.
Nnamdi Kanu, the diaspora-based leader of the secessionist movement has repeatedly expressed his aversion towards the restructuring of Nigeria, arguing that Nigerian politicians cannot be trusted.
In the 2023 Presidential election, INEC Chairman, Heads of security agencies & APC/PDP candidates will be Northerners, while the campaigners will be Southerners, with the exception of TINUBU who will suddenly wake up & start shouting “no #restructuring, no election”.— aloy ejimakor (@AloyEjimakor) February 10, 2021
The legal practitioner wrote: "PREDICTION...In the 2023 Presidential election, INEC Chairman, Heads of security agencies, and APC/PDP candidates will be Northerners, while the campaigners will be Southerners, with the exception of TINUBU who will suddenly wake up and start shouting “no #restructuring, no election”."
There has been widespread speculation about Tinubu, who is a former Governor of Lagos State, eyeing the 2023 presidency.
Although Tinubu has said the time was not yet ripe for the 2023 electioneering, several groups and his supporters, especially in Lagos, have intensified pressure on him to contest the 2023 presidential poll.
Recently, the Director-General of the Tinubu Support Organisation, Aminu Suleman, said that the entire North and its people were behind Tinubu.
Suleman said that all the governors and the political leaders in the North have resolved to work hard to ensure that Tinubu takes over from President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
Suleman was speaking at the commissioning of an ultra-modern educational ICT youth Training Centre constructed and donated to the people of Itire-Ikate in Lagos State by Niyi Gbodimowo, who is also a chairmanship aspirant in the forthcoming local government elections in Lagos State.
Suleman had said: “The North owes Tinubu a debt of gratitude because Buhari tried three times to become president, but was unsuccessful until he (Tinubu) came into the picture. Now it is only fair to reward Tinubu for all that he has done for Nigeria.”