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2023: Are Atiku, Tinubu In Secret Moves To Float 3rd Force? by JosEast(m): 5:38am On Jan 14
Tongues are wagging over recent meetings between former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Ahmed Bola Tinubu. There are permutations in the nation’s polity as political pundits believe that a meeting of such heavyweight politicians at a time the 2023 general elections are under discussion in the country must have a political undertone.

Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State and power broker in the APC, has met twice with Atiku – on December 14, 2019 and January 11, 2020. The meetings were short but the general consensus is that the two political gladiators are “cooking a political meal.”

Atiku, Tinubu met at Abuja airport

What is believed to be the first meeting between the two political bigwigs took place on December 14, 2019, when they reportedly ran into each other at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Tinubu was reportedly on his way to Minna, Niger State, to receive a doctorate degree award from IBB University, Lapai, when he met with Atiku, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections at the Abuja airport.

Atiku was attending his son’s wedding in Kaduna, but the two politicians exchanged banters and had a brief meeting at the airport before departing. The meeting was said to have lasted for just few minutes, but pundits argue that a minute was enough for politicians of such high status and pedigree to discuss top issues.

Tinubu’s spokesman, Mr Tunde Rahman, also shared a picture of the encounter on his Facebook page. The caption of the picture as posted by Rahman read, “Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar exchanging views when they ran into each other at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.”

Atiku, Tinubu met at wedding

Similarly, Tinubu and Atiku reportedly met last Saturday, during the wedding of a former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu’s daughter, in Abuja. Saturday’s meeting was the second time Atiku and Tinubu were spotted together under one month. But what they might have deliberated on is what is causing a stir within the nation’s political space. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo also graced the occasion among other dignitaries.

Why the polity is twitching

There are speculations in the social media that Tinubu, Atiku, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, former Senate president Bukola Saraki and Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State have an agenda to float a new political party or revive an existing one as part of the 2023 calculations.

A former minister of Information and governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the 2019 elections in Nasarawa State, Labaran Maku, was also alleged to be part of the team angling for a third force. Maku, however, on Sunday debunked the claim. This has sent the polity twitching especially as there is a saying that in politics there are “no permanent enemies but permanent interests.”

The meetings also generated concerns considering that both Tinubu and Atiku allegedly worked in the build up to the 2015 general elections, for the emergence of Buhari as president when the latter was still in the APC. Similarly, there are agitations in both APC and PDP over zoning of the 2023 presidential ticket of both parties. The major political actors from the South in both parties are agitating for power shift to the South while some northern elements are clamouring for the retention of power in the North come 2023. The situation, according to analysts, is dicey and especially as both parties have not reached any decision on the matter, apparently because of the inevitable intrigues and power play.

Atiku, others dispel claims

The Special Adviser to Atiku on Media, Mr. Paul Ibe, could not be reached at the time of filing this report but he had told some journalists last Saturday, that the meeting between Tinubu and Atiku had no political undertone.

“When people are invited to a wedding fatiha, nobody should make undue interpretation beyond that, otherwise, every other meeting at every other wedding or social event will be interpreted one way or the other. “How can there be a political undertone? Has wedding become a place for political meeting? The same way people across political divides attended the wedding fatiha of Atiku’s son two weeks ago in Kaduna is the same way he attended Ribadu’s son’s wedding fatiha,” Ibe said.

Analysts react

A political Analyst from the South West, Chief Jackson Lekan Ojo, said it was good for the two political giants to meet in order to define their ambition and determine their direction.
https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/2023-are-atiku-tinubu-in-secret-moves-to-float-3rd-force.html

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Re: 2023: Are Atiku, Tinubu In Secret Moves To Float 3rd Force? by omlueh(m): 5:58am On Jan 14
Two rogues and vagabon justling for power after they have destroyed and looted Nigerian so much, Bastards.

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Re: 2023: Are Atiku, Tinubu In Secret Moves To Float 3rd Force? by fredoooooo: 6:01am On Jan 14
Kill yourself with thoughts before 2023 ... na una sabi grin grin grin

For us on Sai baba we stand when 2023 comes we move from there ..

if you think you know, you have no idea grin

Ibi lekeleke ti n foso, eye aparo kole mobe laye laye cool

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Re: 2023: Are Atiku, Tinubu In Secret Moves To Float 3rd Force? by invigilator(m): 6:02am On Jan 14
If you're in this country and sincerely you don't have strong thoughts of leaving this country, then there's a "problem" with you.

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Re: 2023: Are Atiku, Tinubu In Secret Moves To Float 3rd Force? by Smartchoiice: 6:02am On Jan 14
Ipob and arewa news

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Re: 2023: Are Atiku, Tinubu In Secret Moves To Float 3rd Force? by themonk(m): 6:02am On Jan 14
Tinubu might be using appearances with Atiku as a political gimmick to bargain a favorable position in the APC.

Atiku use your head, Tinubu na sharp Guy o.

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Re: 2023: Are Atiku, Tinubu In Secret Moves To Float 3rd Force? by contigiency(m): 6:03am On Jan 14
No, they are not. Tinubu is a very smart politician, he knows that Atiku is more or less a paper weight politician. As such, he is not a viable option. Besides, it will be difficult for Tinubu to leave a house he contributed so much to build.

Even if there is anything concrete in this report, him and Atiku will struggle to get up to 3 governors to join them as things stand today. And such number cannot win election or make meaningful impact in Nigerian politics of today.

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Re: 2023: Are Atiku, Tinubu In Secret Moves To Float 3rd Force? by CrimeKsmart: 6:03am On Jan 14
They will rather leave APC for Tinubu than for Tinubu to leave APC and create another party.

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Re: 2023: Are Atiku, Tinubu In Secret Moves To Float 3rd Force? by murphyibiam15(m): 6:03am On Jan 14
Two thieves...one in PDP and the other in APC

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Re: 2023: Are Atiku, Tinubu In Secret Moves To Float 3rd Force? by ReubenE(m): 6:04am On Jan 14
Two rogues

Nigerians love those that destroy them....Stockholm Syndrome.

Iranians are protesting to register their displeasure over their government's handling of shooting down a foreign plane that also killed their compatriots.....calling for the leader to resign

But here in Nigeria, Nigeria Airforce bombed a IDP camp killing over 200 citizens they swore to protect, nobody acted like something happened.

We don't know who pulled the trigger, we don't know who identified the target, we don't know who gave the command.

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Re: 2023: Are Atiku, Tinubu In Secret Moves To Float 3rd Force? by chozzy: 6:04am On Jan 14
Unfortunately, 2023 will most likely be a battle between these two men
All others are noise makers

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Re: 2023: Are Atiku, Tinubu In Secret Moves To Float 3rd Force? by Simplebeauty: 6:05am On Jan 14
grin

two clowns that have been used and dumped

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Re: 2023: Are Atiku, Tinubu In Secret Moves To Float 3rd Force? by Neddstark: 6:05am On Jan 14
Nigeria doesn't need these old farks or their stooges.

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Re: 2023: Are Atiku, Tinubu In Secret Moves To Float 3rd Force? by Mikecold: 6:05am On Jan 14
omlueh:
Two rogues and vagabon justling for power after they have destroyed and looted Nigerian so much, Bastards.
yes o, but has Tinubu ruled Nigeria in any capacity to have looted it?

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Re: 2023: Are Atiku, Tinubu In Secret Moves To Float 3rd Force? by yesloaded: 6:05am On Jan 14
Ok
Re: 2023: Are Atiku, Tinubu In Secret Moves To Float 3rd Force? by Osaze007: 6:06am On Jan 14
Ipob news again

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Re: 2023: Are Atiku, Tinubu In Secret Moves To Float 3rd Force? by Tonylyte(m): 6:06am On Jan 14
Anything that will remove Buhari from office is a welcomed development.

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Re: 2023: Are Atiku, Tinubu In Secret Moves To Float 3rd Force? by Dannyset(m): 6:07am On Jan 14
grin
Re: 2023: Are Atiku, Tinubu In Secret Moves To Float 3rd Force? by Sirjamo: 6:07am On Jan 14
Tinubu and Atiku! Recipe for disaster.

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Re: 2023: Are Atiku, Tinubu In Secret Moves To Float 3rd Force? by Drabeey(m): 6:07am On Jan 14
I wonder if this people no get good news again ni ooo. Tinubu and Atiku met at an airport then that means they are floating some political decisions
Buhari daughter flies presidential jet... Who told you we get sense for Nigeria?

See those wailing bitterly about Buhari's daughter saga are entitled to their opinions oo, but if you have an opportunity to grant your daughter's wish (to ride on a presidential jet), how best can you do if you're Buhari himself? Infact president's daughter riding on what is constitutionally his father's... What does this have to do with an average Nigerian's problem?
What is the consequence if any at all?

This people have our mumu botton like seriously.

If they don't, why would Tinubu declare for 2023 presidency and people took that serious. He did 2011,2015 now 2023. Im inclined enough to know he's just messing with our heads.

Let's look at this scenario.

If Tinubu by 2022 mounts enough pressure to become the president, then Nigerians play the religious card (which is very sure). Then Tinubu funds some group to nominate his public political enemy (for now), Ambode to grab the seat. He's a Christian and has a good public image for now. Historically in Nigeria, that scenario will make Nigerians give him pity votes. Win-win, goal-goal, draw no bet.

Give Tinubu the kudos, them get our mumu botton..

Wooss, pteew!
Won pe eee
Dra was HERE

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Re: 2023: Are Atiku, Tinubu In Secret Moves To Float 3rd Force? by Drakkernoir: 6:07am On Jan 14
So, any greeting nowadays, must have political undertone?

Dem for chin themselves nah

News nowadays sha

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Re: 2023: Are Atiku, Tinubu In Secret Moves To Float 3rd Force? by iCauseTrouble: 6:07am On Jan 14
Una don start again? 2023 go shock una
Re: 2023: Are Atiku, Tinubu In Secret Moves To Float 3rd Force? by Neddstark: 6:08am On Jan 14
invigilator:
If you're in this country and sincerely you don't have strong thoughts of leaving this country, then there's a "problem" with you.

If a man is meant to die at a certain time, if you like go and live forever in a hotel in Tokyo, you will still die. People have lived in Somalia, seen civil wars, al-Shabab terrorism, etc. They are still living

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Re: 2023: Are Atiku, Tinubu In Secret Moves To Float 3rd Force? by ogbuefi677(m): 6:08am On Jan 14
sofiscatedmoron:
afonja head slammers
Very slippery set of ppl but they call it sophistication.
But this news is speculation built on speculation.
Re: 2023: Are Atiku, Tinubu In Secret Moves To Float 3rd Force? by Muhylonaire(m): 6:08am On Jan 14
The one wey we dey self we never chop am finish....
Re: 2023: Are Atiku, Tinubu In Secret Moves To Float 3rd Force? by datola: 6:08am On Jan 14
Who will step down for the other?

I doubt they can come together.
Re: 2023: Are Atiku, Tinubu In Secret Moves To Float 3rd Force? by Wizygreat12: 6:09am On Jan 14
This is not what Zombies Elected the Mumu President to Do for now. Let APC bring the change they promise Niaja
Re: 2023: Are Atiku, Tinubu In Secret Moves To Float 3rd Force? by utenwuson: 6:09am On Jan 14
What does all these old rogue without no ICT intellect give Nigeria...... God why are we always thinking backward.....

Can't we have a moghalu, Adeshina, zulum, makinde and the likes to contend with?

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Re: 2023: Are Atiku, Tinubu In Secret Moves To Float 3rd Force? by Esseite: 6:10am On Jan 14
invigilator:
If you're in this country and sincerely you don't have strong thoughts of leaving this country, then there's a "problem" with you.

And what if the person has something good going for him or her...

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Re: 2023: Are Atiku, Tinubu In Secret Moves To Float 3rd Force? by help9: 6:11am On Jan 14
If only these greedy Northerners can sheath their greed and respect themselves, they'd know 2023 just ain't suppose to go north again.

For their mind now, they have the numbers so they'd keep feasting on southern divide to produce presidents.

God bless BAT war chest.......I think I'm beginning to enjoy this chessplay.

I SELL BADASS TVs

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Re: 2023: Are Atiku, Tinubu In Secret Moves To Float 3rd Force? by infogenius(m): 6:12am On Jan 14
I believe something is in the offing.

Whatever they will do together, let it be to the best interest of the people of our great country.

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