The landslide emergence of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar as the Presidential flag-bearer of major Opposition party, PDP came as surprise to many people, not because of numerous scandals surrounding the Turaki of Adamawa but because of other contenders who pushed him to the limits during the Primary Elections.
With all due respects to other parties and candidates, The only candidate that seems to be capable of unseating President Buhari in 2019 is Atiku Abubakar. He is well experienced, he is rich [That is very important in Nigeria], and he is well connected to a lot of well to do big wigs in the political circle of Nigeria.
However, despite all the above mentioned political ammunition, there is a very huge rock on his way to Aso Rock, and that rock is the incumbent President who a lot of bookmakers has tipped to win the election.
One of the major factors that would probably militates against the chance of Atiku becoming the President is the perceived desperation in his political career over years. He started with People’s Democratic Party before embarking on political parties tour, before finally moving to back to his present Party, PDP.
Putting all the above mentioned points into consideration, can we say that Atiku Abubakar has a chance of unseating President Muhammadu Buhari? general Election is just few months away.