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Atiku's Victory And Obaseki's Vice Presidential Bid: A Case For Philip Shaibu by oikirodah(m): 8:27pm On May 29, 2022
The PDP's primaries throughout the nation came to a close yesterday, capping months of horse-trading by political gladiators. Finally, as predicted, HE Alhaji Atiku Abubakar was elected as the PDP's presidential candidate.

Prior to the presidential primaries, five key figures were pencilled in for a possible vice presidential slot in the event of Atiku's expected victory: Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State, Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, and Peter Obi of Anambra State.

According to the current state of affairs, the battle may have been reduced to only two prominent contenders, which are Obaseki and Okowa. (While Atiku with a Wike vice presidency may be the greatest option for the PDP, this squad would be the most difficult to defeat.)

Okowa has a huge edge over Obaseki because he is considered as a noble and quiet gentleman who is very grassroots focused, whereas Obaseki is seen as a competent economist who is politically controversial.

In fact, a day would be devoted to analyzing Nyesom Wike, Ifeanyi Okowa, and Godwin Obaseki's chances for the VP, but not today.

Expectations vs Reality.

Unfortunately, Obaseki's relationship with the Edo State People's Democratic Party has deteriorated to the point where nothing can be done to repair it. The PDP has held INEC-recognized primaries, and there is no way to reach an agreement now that candidates have gone through HELL to obtain the party's ticket.

Obaseki is currently caught between two worlds; he cannot quit the PDP at this point because he would have lost the campaign for the Vice Presidency just the same way Peter Obi excluded himself by leaving the PDP. On the other hand, Obaseki needs to get his warriors into the legislative chambers, particularly the State House of Assembly.

So here's the political math: whatever motivates Atiku to choose Obaseki as his Vice Presidential Candidate ahead of others gives him the upper hand. He becomes the party's leader in the state automatically, and everything will be done to ensure that they win the presidency.

With Obaseki preparing to run for vice president, he may have to relinquish his position as governor to face the rigors of the presidential campaign, which is where Philip Shaibu comes in.

Philip Shaibu's ascension to the throne at Dennis Osadebey Avenue would shift the game and, of course, reclaim control of the PDP from Dan Orbihs's grip.

That is essentially where the story begins if Atiku provides Obaseki the vice presidential slot; but, if Atiku fails to pair with Obaseki, then Obaseki's political career may be over.

Now, in order for Obaseki to ensure that its aspirants who have moved over to the Labour Party win, he would have to openly decamp from the PDP to the Labour Party. This means that Labour becomes the state's ruling party right away, thereby making it a third force.

Obaseki can use the State apparatus to promote the Labor Party and ensure its candidates have the support of the public. Failure by Obaseki to officially abandon the PDP will spell disaster for its candidates . Many of the Labor party candidates would never be able to fund their campaigns in the state against their APC and PDP opponents without the backing of the STATE.

Matters Arising:

If Obaseki leaves the PDP, he will be met with a stern rebuke by the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, who previously threatened to shave his head if he left the party. Obaseki's decision to join a third party in three years will inevitably weaken his support base, as not all of his PDP supporters will join a new party with no structure across the state.

So the matter is quite intricated and a duble edge sword it could go the right and as well go the wrong way. How all these plays out would be seen in the next of couple of days as Time is of essence here.

- Osigwe Omo-Ikirodah, Chairman/ CEO Bush Radio Academy.
https://ireporteronline.com.ng/blog/game-of-thrones-atikus-victory-and-obasekis-vice-presidential-bid-a-case-for-philip-shaibu-matters-arising-by-osigwe-omo-ikirodah/

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Re: Atiku's Victory And Obaseki's Vice Presidential Bid: A Case For Philip Shaibu by Faber(m): 8:29pm On May 29, 2022
Nonesense , Obaseki who is only 1 yr and 7 months in his 2nd term will leave his seat as governor to be Atiku's vice. All these political analysts that just joined politics 3 days ago.
oikirodah:
The PDP's primaries throughout the nation came to a close yesterday, capping months of horse-trading by political gladiators. Finally, as predicted, HE Alhaji Atiku Abubakar was elected as the PDP's presidential candidate.

Prior to the presidential primaries, five key figures were pencilled in for a possible vice presidential slot in the event of Atiku's expected victory: Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State, Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, and Peter Obi of Anambra State.

According to the current state of affairs, the battle may have been reduced to only two prominent contenders, which are Obaseki and Okowa. (While Atiku with a Wike vice presidency may be the greatest option for the PDP, this squad would be the most difficult to defeat.)

Okowa has a huge edge over Obaseki because he is considered as a noble and quiet gentleman who is very grassroots focused, whereas Obaseki is seen as a competent economist who is politically controversial.

In fact, a day would be devoted to analyzing Nyesom Wike, Ifeanyi Okowa, and Godwin Obaseki's chances for the VP, but not today.

Expectations vs Reality.

Unfortunately, Obaseki's relationship with the Edo State People's Democratic Party has deteriorated to the point where nothing can be done to repair it. The PDP has held INEC-recognized primaries, and there is no way to reach an agreement now that candidates have gone through HELL to obtain the party's ticket.

Obaseki is currently caught between two worlds; he cannot quit the PDP at this point because he would have lost the campaign for the Vice Presidency just the same way Peter Obi excluded himself by leaving the PDP. On the other hand, Obaseki needs to get his warriors into the legislative chambers, particularly the State House of Assembly.

So here's the political math: whatever motivates Atiku to choose Obaseki as his Vice Presidential Candidate ahead of others gives him the upper hand. He becomes the party's leader in the state automatically, and everything will be done to ensure that they win the presidency.

With Obaseki preparing to run for vice president, he may have to relinquish his position as governor to face the rigors of the presidential campaign, which is where Philip Shaibu comes in.

Philip Shaibu's ascension to the throne at Dennis Osadebey Avenue would shift the game and, of course, reclaim control of the PDP from Dan Orbihs's grip.

That is essentially where the story begins if Atiku provides Obaseki the vice presidential slot; but, if Atiku fails to pair with Obaseki, then Obaseki's political career may be over.

Now, in order for Obaseki to ensure that its aspirants who have moved over to the Labour Party win, he would have to openly decamp from the PDP to the Labour Party. This means that Labour becomes the state's ruling party right away, thereby making it a third force.

Obaseki can use the State apparatus to promote the Labor Party and ensure its candidates have the support of the public. Failure by Obaseki to officially abandon the PDP will spell disaster for its candidates . Many of the Labor party candidates would never be able to fund their campaigns in the state against their APC and PDP opponents without the backing of the STATE.

Matters Arising:

If Obaseki leaves the PDP, he will be met with a stern rebuke by the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, who previously threatened to shave his head if he left the party. Obaseki's decision to join a third party in three years will inevitably weaken his support base, as not all of his PDP supporters will join a new party with no structure across the state.

So the matter is quite intricated and a duble edge sword it could go the right and as well go the wrong way. How all these plays out would be seen in the next of couple of days as Time is of essence here.

- Osigwe Omo-Ikirodah, Chairman/ CEO Bush Radio Academy.
https://ireporteronline.com.ng/blog/game-of-thrones-atikus-victory-and-obasekis-vice-presidential-bid-a-case-for-philip-shaibu-matters-arising-by-osigwe-omo-ikirodah/

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Re: Atiku's Victory And Obaseki's Vice Presidential Bid: A Case For Philip Shaibu by Moferere: 8:33pm On May 29, 2022
Igbos and nonsense undecided

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Re: Atiku's Victory And Obaseki's Vice Presidential Bid: A Case For Philip Shaibu by Kosoco(m): 8:35pm On May 29, 2022
Faber:
Nonesense
Absolutely Nonsense

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Re: Atiku's Victory And Obaseki's Vice Presidential Bid: A Case For Philip Shaibu by Nigerialabalaba: 8:38pm On May 29, 2022
Obaseki kwa? kikikikik

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Re: Atiku's Victory And Obaseki's Vice Presidential Bid: A Case For Philip Shaibu by Faber(m): 8:39pm On May 29, 2022
Kosoco:
Absolutely Nonsense

Someone will just wake up and start analysing politics he no even get membership card for his village youth/elders forum, talk more of a political party.

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Re: Atiku's Victory And Obaseki's Vice Presidential Bid: A Case For Philip Shaibu by Kosoco(m): 8:45pm On May 29, 2022
Faber:


Someone will just wake up and start analysing politics he no even get membership card for his village youth/elders forum, talk more of a political party.
lol Cigaro fab

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Re: Atiku's Victory And Obaseki's Vice Presidential Bid: A Case For Philip Shaibu by Xscape1993(m): 9:07pm On May 29, 2022
This is very serious ooo.

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Re: Atiku's Victory And Obaseki's Vice Presidential Bid: A Case For Philip Shaibu by Pierohandsome: 9:17pm On May 29, 2022
Faber:


Someone will just wake up and start analysing politics he no even get membership card for his village youth/elders forum, talk more of a political party.
Atiku was a governor elect when he was chosen by Obj as running mate. So Obaseki 1year and 7 months into office is not a disqualifying factor that he can't vice Atiku

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Re: Atiku's Victory And Obaseki's Vice Presidential Bid: A Case For Philip Shaibu by joyandfaith: 9:30pm On May 29, 2022
I think obaseki can be running mate to atiku as governor of state. If pdp wins, bye election will be conducted for governorship position. If pdp looses, he continues as governor.

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Re: Atiku's Victory And Obaseki's Vice Presidential Bid: A Case For Philip Shaibu by Faber(m): 9:45pm On May 29, 2022
Pierohandsome:
Atiku was a governor elect when he was chosen by Obj as running mate. So Obaseki 1year and 7 months into office is not a disqualifying factor that he can't vice Atiku
Even Namadi Sambo, was a governor when he was picked to Vice GEJ at the demise of Yar'Adua. I know is not a disqualifying factor.

These cases are different from the one at hand. Right now, Atiku's presidential bid is still a gamble, anything can happen and he will loose. By then Philip Shuabu will be sworn in as Governor of Edo State, will he vacate the seat for Obaseki.
GEJ have already been sworn in so Namadi Sambo knows that the position is sure for him. Obaseki go leave his hard earned second term go enter Presidential gamble with Atiku...
It's not happening even in a nolloywood movie , it won't happen.

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Re: Atiku's Victory And Obaseki's Vice Presidential Bid: A Case For Philip Shaibu by Faber(m): 9:49pm On May 29, 2022
joyandfaith:
I think obaseki can be running mate to atiku as governor of state. If pdp wins, bye election will be conducted for governorship position. If pdp looses, he continues as governor.

If he goes, he is not coming back even if Atiku loses. And there's nothing like bye election. His deputy will be sworn in as governor. If his deputy finishes Obaseki's tenure, he can only run for an extra one term.

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Re: Atiku's Victory And Obaseki's Vice Presidential Bid: A Case For Philip Shaibu by Isaac9586(m): 9:50pm On May 29, 2022
Faber:
Even Namadi Sambo, was a governor when he was picked to Vice GEJ at the demise of Yar'Adua. I know is not a disqualifying factor.

These cases are different from the one at hand. Right now, Atiku's presidential bid is still a gamble, anything can happen and he will loose. By then Philip Shuabu will be sworn in as Governor of Edo State, will he vacate the seat for Obaseki.
GEJ have already been sworn in so Namadi Sambo knows that the position is sure for him. Obaseki go leave his hard earned second term go enter Presidential gamble with Atiku...
It's not happening even in a nolloywood movie , it won't happen.
Re: Atiku's Victory And Obaseki's Vice Presidential Bid: A Case For Philip Shaibu by Admission60: 9:51pm On May 29, 2022
Pick udom instead. Do you expect Obaseki to vacate his seat

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Re: Atiku's Victory And Obaseki's Vice Presidential Bid: A Case For Philip Shaibu by BIZNess123(m): 9:51pm On May 29, 2022
kiss
Wetin concern me atiku might pick someone from SW self let's watch how things unfolds...

All I know is that Tinubu is gonna floor atiku..

Atiku has no good records to stand on

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Re: Atiku's Victory And Obaseki's Vice Presidential Bid: A Case For Philip Shaibu by CalabarPikin: 9:51pm On May 29, 2022
Udom is the best man for the job


Or Wike

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Re: Atiku's Victory And Obaseki's Vice Presidential Bid: A Case For Philip Shaibu by Kunlelee: 9:52pm On May 29, 2022
Oba what
Re: Atiku's Victory And Obaseki's Vice Presidential Bid: A Case For Philip Shaibu by abobote: 9:52pm On May 29, 2022
It won't sell

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Re: Atiku's Victory And Obaseki's Vice Presidential Bid: A Case For Philip Shaibu by Sugap: 9:52pm On May 29, 2022
I think he should pick his vice president from the southwest

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Re: Atiku's Victory And Obaseki's Vice Presidential Bid: A Case For Philip Shaibu by PrincessofDSS(f): 9:52pm On May 29, 2022
Expectations vs Reality grin grin

What a cracker Non of this should be found in a Nigerian dictionary

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Re: Atiku's Victory And Obaseki's Vice Presidential Bid: A Case For Philip Shaibu by joyandfaith: 9:53pm On May 29, 2022
Faber:


If he goes, he is not coming back even if Atiku loses. And there's nothing like bye election. His deputy will be sworn in as governor. If his deputy finishes Obaseki's tenure, he can only run for an extra one term.
Ok.
What if a governor wins primary election for president, is he going to reliquish his office as governor?

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Re: Atiku's Victory And Obaseki's Vice Presidential Bid: A Case For Philip Shaibu by Born2Breed(f): 9:54pm On May 29, 2022
cheesy cheesy grin grin grin
Re: Atiku's Victory And Obaseki's Vice Presidential Bid: A Case For Philip Shaibu by MANNABBQGRILLS: 9:55pm On May 29, 2022
vicshub:
PDP has lost 2023. Mark my word.
WORDS MARKED!!!

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Re: Atiku's Victory And Obaseki's Vice Presidential Bid: A Case For Philip Shaibu by ibrahimsalam: 9:55pm On May 29, 2022
Who is obaseki

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Re: Atiku's Victory And Obaseki's Vice Presidential Bid: A Case For Philip Shaibu by wwwihy: 9:55pm On May 29, 2022
IPOB in the mud

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Re: Atiku's Victory And Obaseki's Vice Presidential Bid: A Case For Philip Shaibu by LIGHTROOM: 9:58pm On May 29, 2022
Obaseki, the man who castrate oshiomhole

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Re: Atiku's Victory And Obaseki's Vice Presidential Bid: A Case For Philip Shaibu by Jackiedemie(m): 9:59pm On May 29, 2022
Faber:
Nonesense , Obaseki who is only 1 yr and 7 months in his 2nd term will leave his seat as governor to be Atiku's vice. All these political analysts that just joined politics 3 days ago.
I wonder, who is giving him the assurance that atiku will win the presidency

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Re: Atiku's Victory And Obaseki's Vice Presidential Bid: A Case For Philip Shaibu by Yankee101: 9:59pm On May 29, 2022
Obaseki has no national electoral value

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Re: Atiku's Victory And Obaseki's Vice Presidential Bid: A Case For Philip Shaibu by Khaysee: 10:04pm On May 29, 2022
Who has more electoral value

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Re: Atiku's Victory And Obaseki's Vice Presidential Bid: A Case For Philip Shaibu by platinum131(m): 10:09pm On May 29, 2022
wwwihy:
IPOB in the mud

See this chicken standing on one leg.... wait for your breakfast

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