There were no horses really — except one or two mounted by security agents near the gate of Balogun Stadium, Surulere, venue of the opposition APC delegates convention for picking the party’s presidential candidate in the Feb. 2015 election in Nigeria. But intense horse-trading has been going on there.
The race is now two-way: Buhari versus Atiku. Now out of contention are Rabiu Kwankwaso, Sam Nda-Isaiah and Rochas Okorocha.
APC governors have reached a near-agreement to back Buhari. Atiku, an astute politician, is acting with what matters most to the delegates. Buhari’s backers also have their war chest.
In the end, owners of the party like Tinubu and sitting APC governors are likely to give it to Buhari — no matter the outcome of voting. It is one reason voting will not start until after midnight — a time everyone would be tired, asleep or almost so.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here