Olusegun Obasanjo: The apex ruler of the PDP and prime godfather in the country. Not only has GEJ carefully frustrated 100% of OBJ’s major boy-boys and sympathizers out of the PDP (G7 Governors), He has also neutralized the political relevance of his behind the scenes puppets (Chris and Andy Uba, Sule Lamido for example). He as also began reinvigorating the enemies OBJ has witch hunted and thought he has politically killed in the past (Fayose, Bode George, Alams) to the point that they have a stronger political foothold in the PDP and Nigeria as a hold than him. The remaining puppets he once had have switched to new masters (FFK, Dangote for example). The end result is OBJ has lost 100% grip on the PDP. To make it even worst, his own daughter has even come out to shame him publically. Obasanjo has been left with no other option that to ‘denounce’ the party that he went from being the sole proprietor of to being relegated to a political observer.
Murtala Nyako: Nyako who was a strong ally of Obasanjo and staple in Northern politics was powerful enough at one point (under OBJ) to make his wife a member of the Nigerian supreme court despite her limited education. After coming out publicly to rally up armed violence against GEJ, Murtala Nyako is not only no longer a member of government in Adamawa state but lives as a fugitive in his own realm. He has been frustrated out of the PDP where he held leadership power and his lack of assets to contribute to the APC have made him for forgettable member at most.
Rabui Kwankwaso: Once seen as a potential next president, and leader of the North to come, Kwankwaso enjoys a quiet inconsequential place in Nigerian politics. Not only has he also been frustrated out of the PDP, but the enemies of his political machine in Kano have been made prime lieutenants in GEJ’s silent assault. Kwankwaso is now marginal in APC since being frustrated out of PDP, and his gamble with APC has proved fruitless. His frustration is shown in how little he campaigns for APC and Buhari today as well as his boycott of APC activities. As a politically homeless politician, Kwankwaso now has to contend with Muhammed Abacha and Sherakau for a now shaky hold on Kano.
Nuhu Ribadu: Once a staunch Anti-GEJ critic, Ribadu has been left with no option than to rejoin the PDP. Ironically, Ribadu went on the assault of GEJ after GEJ brought him back from the exile imposed on him from the country by Umaru Yar’Adua. Since coming back Ribadu went from being seen as a hope for the ACN nationally, to being left as a political waste product until running back to PDP for relevance and shelter. Once he, within PDP, tried to run for governor of his Adamawa state, he was quickly neutralized by the powers that be making him nobody in APC, ACN, PDP and Nigeria as a whole.
Fani Kayode: Once the loudest critic of GEJ is today the loudest supporter. GEJ’s silence but stern assualt on the political wish wash using his heinously corrupt background to neutralize his ‘anti corruption crusader’ ‘progressive’ APC gimmick has brought him to his senses. Today Kayode is back in the PDP and using his natural intelligence and oratorical mastery to focus in aiding and even leading the GEJ campaign as opposed to using it for the evil purposes of being Obasanjo’s boy boy and ranting aimlessly at any given chance.
Sule Lamido: Was propped up as the president in waiting, Jigawa’s Sule Lamido is today as politically relevant as my grandmother. Sule’s original plan was through the backing of Obasanjo run under a Lamido, Amaechi ticket to overthrow GEJ at the party primaries. Lamido realized GEJ wasn’t going anywhere and his backer Obasanjo has lost control of PDP when he suddenly decided to switch over to the APC under the ‘G7’ platform. This ‘nPDP’ hopeful was quickly reminded that his son is one of the most corrupt people to step foot in Jigawa state and suddenly out of fear of justice Lamido stayed in PDP while his brothers ran. He quickly negotiated with GEJ to enjoy a quiet role in the PDP while dropping his ambitions for the presidency, loyalty to Obasanjo and most importantly alliance with the ‘nPDP’. Today Sule is a quiet and reluctant supporter of his president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
Nasir El Rufai: After being freed from exile by Yar’adua like Ribadu, El Rufai went on the assault. El Rufai was able to twist his hatred from Tinubu, and anti-Buhari stance into a hypocritical love for the both of them and the party their alliance created all in the name of having a political home. El Rufai became the chief and primary online opposition to GEJ as his endless tirades helped him reclaim relevance and sell copies of his book. His hatred for GEJ was so steep and 1 day after the death of his own son, El Rufai was back on twitter attacking Jonathan for one fictitious scandal after another. Today El Rufai is not only dead silent, but shows no support for the Buhari campaign that seems to only be propped up by Tinubu and Buhari themselves. Why? because El Rufai had convinced himself that Kwankwaso was the future of the party. Attaching himself to a sunken ship allowed him to drown into silence and irrelevance and his ‘runs for governor’ of the Kaduna state that he has little to no political relevance in.
Atiku: The man who saw himself as the natural next president was not only crushed by Obasanjo, but pounded into dust by GEJ. At first he attempted to take GEJ’s seat by way of primaries, but GEJ and Obansanjo came together to outflank him. GEJ then proceeded to individually destroy all of his minion in the PDP such as Professor Soludo until they had no valid stance in the party.
Unheard kills: Unknown to many, GEJ allowed many politicians to lose their PDP elections if they were allied to Yar Adua, Obasanjo or Atiku. Many of the loses PDP took in the past 6 years are solely for the purpose of having the wrong loyalty. When Ikedi Ohakim of Imo State ran against Rochas, GEJ froze all of PDP’s budget for supporting Ohakim due to Ohakim’s support of Yar Adua and loyalty to Atiku. The same happened nation wide until all senators, governors, and even LG chairmen that were loyal to GEJ’s enemies were pushed out of the parties shareholding positions. This is why Tukur election was so controversial because the ‘nPDP’ saw what GEJ was doing (taking PDP away from their Godfathers Atiku and OBJ).
Of the entire NPDP, the only one still standing is Chibuike Amaechi who has not only been marginalized in River’s state but is now fighting for dear like.
Of the entire APC, the only ones campaigning for Buhari is Tinubu and Amaechi, with Amaechi being the only office holder going against the president.