It has been predicted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not have total dominance in the north ahead of the general elections.
Tanko Yakassai, an elder statesman made the prediction during an interview with The Punch stating that no presidential candidate will get 70% of northern votes during the February 25 election.
Yakassai added that the northern votes will be equally shared among the top four presidential candidates including Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (APC), Atiku Abubakar (PDP), Peter Obi (Labour Party) and Rabiu Kwankwaso (NNPP).
He further emphasized APC’s flagbearer Tinubu will emerge winner even if forces in the presidency turn against him.
Yakassai said: “My belief is that if the election is conducted freely and fairly, nothing will stop (Asiwaju Bola Ahmed) Tinubu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, from winning the election.
“But I see some bigwigs expressing disapproval of his ambition. Some of them are within the APC and some are in opposition parties.
“My belief is that such people, if they find it difficult to win the election, may resort to malpractices, which may include rigging.
“I don’t see any candidate taking maybe 70 percent of the total northern votes in this election.”