Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi, candidate for governor of Kaduna state of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in the 2023 general election, has said it will be difficult to get a presidential winner in next year’s presidential election, who says the next president could appear after a rematch.
He based his prediction on the premise that no political party, big or small, should be underestimated, because the 2023 general election could bring surprises in free, fair and transparent elections.
Speaking to some journalists at his office in Kaduna on Wednesday, Hunkuyi, who was also a senator in the 8th Senate, thought that now the presidential candidates are getting religious and ethnic color, for each of the candidates, a 25 percent in 25 states would be added. the first vote can be a daunting task.
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“It seems that there is not a single party in Nigeria today, including NNPP that can make it to the first election. There may need to be a drain. Because the law requires a number of scores from the total number of votes cast, a required minimum number of states other than simple majority must be achieved.
I have a feeling that no party, no candidate can make it and that is why the election laws allow for a rematch.
“So, for someone to say that NNPP might not make it, which party can make it? I speak from the background of politics in Nigeria today.
“You see PDP and APC as the biggest of them all, but try to plot the graph, and when you do it, try to do it impartially. We have 36 states and to win the election you need 25 percent of the vote in at least 25 states. So go ahead and count.
“Nobody can presumptuously if you get a hundred votes, say in Lagos, yes, you can say maybe two parties might not get 25 percent, maybe three parties might not get it and if you start going around you will see that two parties, three parties are unlikely to get the 25 percent in more than 10 states.
“Come back to APC itself, go east, draw the graph, come back north, draw the graph. A politician leaves his window open because he talks to every citizen. After all, every citizen has the right to vote. If there is likely to be a run-off, the strongest may need the weakest, the weakest may make do with the strongest, or choose to do it with the middle box.
“It is a complex calculation. No one will just shut their door and sit in their own home and become a highland, not this polity, not this 2023 election. If Kwankwaso wants to win the election, he may have to fraternize whether he likes it or not,” he stressed. he.