Buhari/Tinubu On A Joint Ticket 2015 Election? By Sunday Njokede

Buhari and Tinubu
By Sunday Njokede

My crystal ball tells me that ex-president Buhari will contest the 2015 presidential election. The biggest puzzle for now is. Who would be his running mate? Would Mr Buhari’s choose Bola Tinubu the onetime governor of Lagos? Or, would Buhari still field his former running mate Pastor Tunde Bakare?


President Jonathan and PDP would be working tooth and claw. Fasting and praying. Making sure ex-president Buhari commits the blunder of nominating Bola Tinubu as his running mate for 2015 presidential election.


The onetime US president George Bush Jr. had done likewise in 2000 US presidential election. Mr Bush had prayed and hoped to have an “undisciplined” Howard Dean as challenger. Mr Dean was the former Democratic Party front-runner.


President Bush had described Mr Howard Dean the erstwhile governor of Vermont uncomplimentary like this - he: “... was loud, shrill and undisciplined.” I refer you to page 287 line 21 of Mr Bush’s book titled ‘Decision Points.’


The reason President George had wanted to have the former Democratic frontrunner was because he thought he was unmarketable to the people of USA during the 2000 presidential election. Plus, he opined he was a bad market for his Democratic Party as well. With such an opponent Mr Bush had calculated to beat him flat-out and hands down with cakewalk.


Immediately George Bush figured out that Mr Howard Dean was a fall man he could walk over on Election Day – the former president started working tireless for Howard Dean to be nominated by the Democrats. But reverse was the case. Wherefore John Kerry emerged as President Bush contender.


It is the tradition all over the world. Every candidate or political party who is going for election is looking out to have an opponent with questionable behaviours. Rivals with dirty characters are well sought after. In that.  You could beat them with baby-ease in any election before the cock crows.


It is on this ground that Mr Jonathan and PDP would be hustling day and night to make sure Mr Buhari picks Tinubu as his running mate for 2015 presidential election. Everyone is aware that the Lagos rascal is full of corruption and crap. The fisherman from Bayelsa knows as well that the Lagos rascal has more ills on his private account.  That is. The ex-governor from Lagos is a backstabber and a cheap betrayal.  For the avoidance of doubt, go and ask the erstwhile EFCC torchbearer Mr Ribadu. He will tell you how Bola Tinubu and the ACN brought him up and down during 2015 presidential election. Mr Tinubu had quickly turned Mr Ribadu’s boyish smile into a frown in the last minute of 2011 election.


The PDP knows that anything with Tinubu’s name would not fly Nigeria-wide in 2015. Mr Tinubu is no more than a local champion restricted to South West popularity alone. Mr Buhari would be robbing upon himself and sharing in Mr Tinubu’s curse if he goes with him in 2015.


For your information! We are hearing and reading from the grapevine. That ex-president Buhari and Bola Tinubu are readying to do a joint ticket in 2015 presidential election. The news reporting the duos 2015 joint ticket dotted the newspapers few weeks ago.


The question now agitating the minds of every concerned citizen is. Hail Mary! What is it that Buhari and Tinubu have in common that both would be on a joint ticket as president and vice-president respectively in 2015? Sanity and conventional wisdom dictates that. Before any duo agree to duet as running mate on the same platform in any election or contest. Both of them have to have plenty positive and socio-centric things in common going on for them.


To cut a long story short. President Bush’s example should be telling indication to President Buhari. With the caveat that such as Mr Tinubu who has a drag on him are unsalable to the Nigeria electorates. I more so would like to tell other opposition parties to steer off Tinubu however. As we move on closer by each day to 2015 election. The ‘Lagos rascal’ is up to no good. He has a thing with corruption and misdoing which is deeper than the ocean.


My only prayer is that Mr Buhari would not wake up one day. And proclaim that God mandated him in a dream to run with Tinubu in 2015.  The former president had once left us his fans disappointedly ice cold when. Out of nowhere, he told the world he divinely had left President Jonathan to God for cheating and rigging him out of 2015 election.  He had begged God to take revenge on President Jonathan just like that. We had hoped for and expected Buhari to go full hog slugging it out with Jonathan man-to-man in court. What has God got to do with rigged election? If not that man would take his destiny into his own hand.


If God would tell Mr Buhari to choose a running mate, let it be Pastor Tunde Bakare again. A combination of Mr Buhari and Pastor Tunde Bakare during last election drove Jonathan and PDP into panic attack. They are yet to recover from that shock and awe. There is nothing that scares the PDP more than the gathering of decently incorruptible people. And each time credible people are standing election against PDP operatives, they get heart attack. Now that president Buhari has said he is likely to contest 2015, the PDP would need a bypass to mend their broken hearts. Don Williams might be right after all that “some broken hearts never mend.” Mr Buhari should be upping the stake for 2015. So that PDP continue to have heart attack. 





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Of course, any selection of Okorowehatever or Ngiwhatever is doomed to fail on arrival.PDP will be happy with that kind of selection. Buhari has a last chane in 2015, and choosing an Ngige or Okoroch is an immedite failure at the polls. He will lose massively in Yorubaland while the Igbos will sell out as they did to Ekwueme. Kachifo?


You are right. The guy who write the rticle must be an ignoramus. Was he alive when Abiola/Kingibe won? He must be living in the dungeon of religious stupidity.

@ Anonymous you the REAL

@ Anonymous you the REAL ignorant, christian fanatic, tribal bigot, vile and demented parasite. All you are saying is nothing but utter drivel.

@ Anonymous you the REAL

@ Anonymous you the REAL ignorant, christian fanatic, tribal bigot, vile and demented parasite. All you are saying is nothing but utter drivel.

@ Anonymous you the REAL

@ Anonymous you the REAL ignorant, christian fanatic, tribal bigot, vile and demented parasite. All you are saying is nothing but utter drivel.

@ Anonymous you the REAL

@ Anonymous you the REAL ignorant, christian fanatic, tribal bigot, vile and demented parasite. All you are saying is nothing but utter drivel.


S some time it amazes me to see how someone could com to this kind of fora and start using garage languages.what i think we should do is to sample our opinions in a civilized form so that we don't reduce ourselves to the level of Dogs. excuse my utterance. To me Tinubu, Fashola And Buhari are gentlemen and not bastards and if you know Nigeria much as i do you will tell me that you do not know the definition of a bastard but try asking your mother when you were born and when she was married and how many side kicks she had before she became pregnant of you.....

Get your facts straight

The author should at least gets his fact straight on American politics. He would have known by doing a simple Google search that Howard Dean was not a presidential candidate for the 2000 election, Al Gore and Senator Bradley were, and the former contested the election against George Bush, giving us the infamous hanging chad in Florida


It ain't easy dealing with a pseudo character. I don't hate George Bush, I have no reason to hate him. Too bad you don't know much and you are forcing the issue. Obviously, from your comment, you really don't know much about George Bush and his record. Damn! You have a lot to learn.
When one governor or president goes out and a new one comes in, it is called hand-over, like Tinubu to Fashola or Obasanjo to Yar'Adua.
The U.S. was in deficit when Bill Clinton came in. Within his eight years as president, Bill Clinton balanced the budget and handed over a robust economy to George Bush. Alas! what happen at the end of Bush's presidency? Bush destroyed everything Clinton left behind, ran the deficit was into trillions of dollars, unemployment was very high and he took America to war on false pretence.
Mr Anonymous, these are the truths nothing but the whole truth about George Bush. From PT&L to Irag war it was a disasterous experience for Americans.


But does Buhari even count time? He ruled Nigeria some 30 years ago through illegitimate means, does he even know what 30 years implies in the life cycle of a human being? Walahi, Buhari may so far be challenging God who gave him good health. Has Buhari no off springs that can contest elections? If after 30 years as Nigeria's leader, Buhari is still contesting for the same position he left long ago, then mental health workers may have a job here. If after 30 years as head of state, Buhari is still contesting for head of state, that means he and those that succeeded him never made provisions for Nigerian youths to take over from them. By the way, what is all the talk about Buhari and anti corruption? Silly! If Abacha had not died suddenly, he could also be tagged now as an anti corruption no nonsense man. In Nigeria, you are corrupt only when you are not able to hide your loot. A Buhari/Tinubu ticket is a ticket to failure.


My broda, if we really want Buhari to become the President of this Nation, we all should put heads together to pressurize GMB to chose a credible candidate Like HE Owelle Rochas Okorocha or Senator Ngige. Let us forget about Moslem-Moslem Ticket. This is my personal suggestion.


My broda, if we really want Buhari to become the President of this Nation, we all should put heads together to pressurize GMB to chose a credible candidate Like HE Owelle Rochas Okorocha or Senator Ngige. Let us forget about Moslem-Moslem Ticket. This is my personal suggestion.


If BUHARI who is a regional leader choose to run with a local champion then good riddance. For the ignorant BUHARI a muslim fanatic can't win the following states in the north: Plateu, Benue, Adamawa, Taraba, Kogi, Niger, and will score less than 50 percent in many other states in the north. As for Tinubu you are in for a shocker. 2015 will be a different ball game. We don't need Jonathan or BUHARI or Tinubu but something fresh and neutral through revolution in our our voting system. As for Fashola what you are seeing now will be child play. The second term of Fashola has shown clearly he is no different from the rest. May be because he invest 10 percent of 100 you consider him good. One eyed man in the city of the blind, that is what Fasola is.

buhari and tinubu candidacy

two wrong of tunde bakare and buhari can never make a right in this country except if annoited by tinubu. Drop your personal grudges against him and lets talk about winning an election, GEJ himself knows dat your so called rascal decides who becomes what. He's the way


Is a good ideal Buhari/Tinubu ticket 2015, ask me why? Bola tinubu is a strong politiscian in south west evrybody kn, why pastor Bakare is a mem of SNG, so i advice GMB 2 go with Bola Tinubu, infact, too good 4 two of them.


You obviously seem to have something personal against George Bush. And thats your right. But you don't have the right to false information. You stated that Anne Richards handed over the governorship to Goeorge Bush.
That is a deceitful statement - it implies that Anne Richards served out her term as governor-, Anne Richards
was soundly defeated by George Bush.
Again George Bush won re-election to a second term by a landslide - 69% of the vote. He did not serve out his second term because he ran for and was elected the President.
And again he- George Bush was the best governor of all the governors. His education policy was the best in all the 50 states and was lauded by both liberal and conservatives alike. Bush's review as a governor by both sides
was that he was an "outstanding governor". But please admittedly it is your right - if you chose to hate Bush. But state the facts.



In politics, you seek out and destroy the strongest opponent before he/she gets nominated by his party. George Bush was very scared of Howard Dean and his record. Dean has proven himself in his chosen field as a medical doctor and later did well as Vermont governor. With Bush, his first job after Yale was CEO at PT&L Loans. Under Bush, PT&L went bankrupt. Few years later Bush became governor of Texas. Anne Richards, a lady who did not complete high school education handed over the governorship of Texas with a robust economy to Bush. In less than four years, Bush oblitrated those gains.
So, Njokede, if it had been Bush against Dean, it would've been a landslide victory for Dean. But the Democrats chose John F. Kerry and the rest is history.
Last year's presidential shows that no politician in Nigeria today have the magic wand of Tinubu. If you say Tinubu is corrupt, may be, but so is Jonathan.

Asiwaju again?

Is it Asiwaju who graduated from Chicago state University and emptying lAGOS STATE treasury?
It's ok, since we know that Nigeria is finished.

Don´t mind those guys that

Don´t mind those guys that really don´t want Buhari to change these mes on the groud, they are distrating the minds of Nigeria.
Buhari (CPC) is going to win with Tinubu´s boy (Fashola -ACN) as the running mate, that´s the plan and please let make it work so that Nigeria will change for once/better.

@Sunday Njokede, where do you come from?

Even with the untainted reputation of Buhari, he could not win the election in his region. How many votes did Pastor Bakare garnered from his own state in 2011 elections? All you do with your write up is to send Buhari to political oblivion and dustbin of politics being his last chance in 2015. Every reasonable person knows that the full combination of ACN and CPC will send Jonathan packing except low-level thinker like you. In the southwest, we know who is worth following when the chips are down. I bet you even Sowore's sentiments against Fashola and Tinubu cannot stop ACN from being a leading party. I hope you will learn a lesson from the last elections' results before it's too late and advise Buhari wisely. Anyway I know Buhari is wiser now and knows better than you politically weightless supporters.

Sunday Njokede you are really a clown!

How on earth do you expect to get different result using the same methods and applying the same techniques. This is how you guys finished Buhari in the last election using the same propangada. No matter what you think or say, Tinubu will forever be somebody to reckon with in the political calculation of nigeria's polity. The question you Njokede will need to ask, is why did ACN (with the support of Tinubu) win elections in all southwest states if he is that unpopular? Your people from East or wherever you come from will never see a single fellow that can compete politically with Jabagan. Even with the untainted reputation of Buhari, he could not win the election in his region. How many votes did Pastor Bakare garnered from his own state in 2011 elections? All you do with your write up is to send Buhari to political oblivion and dustbin of politics being his last chance in 2015.

Tanx anifowoshe

Tanx so much Anifowose. This writer was so cheap and brainless. Tinubu is as clean as d air. He is the man with d strongest plolical base in s/west @ d moment. Apart frm d muslim/muslim ticket dt d xtians may not like, nothing is wrong with dis combinatn. If u are looking 4 thieves, check ur party, starting frm ur jonah.

Election is no mathematics

Election is no mathematics Buhari cannot win in some Northern states like Plateau, Benue and Taraba to name a few because of incessant attack from the Fulani raiders and religious sentiments. Also it will amaze you the number of South West people that will not vote Muslim/Muslim ticket. To cap it all Buhari/Tinubu ticket will secure less than 20 per cent of the votes in South South and South East. Buhari/Tinubu ticket will be more of a liability. Also we need to understand the fact that Buhari might have performed well as a Military Head of State, he is not likely to be able to achieve such again because he is too old now and impunity with which he ruled as a soldier is no longer there. To crown it all, even members of his party and ACN will campaign silently though, against him especially the political office holders because they do not want to spend the rest of their life in jail.

Tinubu the leader of Yorubas?

Tinubu the leader of Yorubas? Definitely in your dream

FASHOLA has been a failure

Fashola, Buhari or Tinubu are all bastards.

Combine three of them together they will surely fail.

Nigerians are not fools and this Lagos doctors wahala has open our eyes the more, never again to useless Tinubu and ACN lying

Buhari/Tinubu Joint Ticket?

This write-up is absolute nonsense. A secondary school student in Nigeria will write better than this. This guy doesn't know what he's writing about. Asiwaju's presidency will be a blessing to Nigeria if he decides to run for the office. What's more important at this time is the structure of Nigeria which has been very defective from inception and anything put on it will not stand. The foundation of Nigeria is defective and needs to be restructured.

the tomorrows

buhari will never win any election in your nigeria. tinubu will loose his political prowess in any serious incoming elections. cpc and acn will loose context in two years to come.tinubu is after the oil and gas with hidden religious touch; and buhari is in the context of tribalism but has failed to acknowledge that regionism will be better than the tribalism and religio-political psychology tactics he dares in his a must win. obj, and ibb is already in loose touch as to what is invoke in the system they parade all evils in. and abdullsallam will be confused at how history changed to world expectation. the crude oil will have a good substitute in no distance time.and the hausas will find no real patrotism that they fake around.the parties will fade away as the people will long for regionalism against the unity system of government that runs in their religiously named "Abu" ja.

Buhari and Tinubu will be

Buhari and Tinubu will be like combining a geriatric who does not know that he is one (a peep at last year´spresiential-debate will convice the doubting Thomases with the father of thieves and certificate-forger. In a developed world both are supposed to be in jail. Buhari for Treason and Tinubu for stealing and forgery.

That is your opinion.

That tinibu-buhari ticket is not saleable is your own opinion. I believe that PDP will be very scared if this eventually happen. It means that the whole of south-west will vote for buhari. Call him what you may but tinibu is the undisputed leader of the yoruba nation. He calls the shot in ACN-controlled state. ACN Should grap this rare opportunity.