Ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar has begun planning ahead to win the 2023 presidential election.
The Turaki of Adamawa is convinced that, after the completion of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, he will beat whoever the ruling party presents for the race.
According to a source, Buhari is seen as the binding factor of the All Progressives Congress, and after his tenure expires, Atiku is sure that the party will crash because many chieftains of the party are all scheming to succeed the president.
“Atiku believes there is no other high ranking Northerner who is eminently qualified to run more than him,” the source stated.
“So, he has worked out many permutations, which he hopes will work for him.
“Not only does he have a battle-ready political machine that is working at full throttle, but he also has a team of researchers and media consultants who are working day and night to smoothen the rough edges of his game plan.
“He is operating out of Dubai which is like his operational base.
“Over the last few months, he has been holding meetings in the United Arab Emirates.”