Senator Enyinna Abaribe, a senator representing Abia south district and Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, who is the executive governor of Sokoto state. There is an online surfacing of the underground campaign, and 2023 is fast approaching which means political parties would be seeking the best of their bests to compete at both national, state, and local levels.
Senator Enyinna Abaribe was re-elected into the Senate for his fourth term to represent Abia south district in 2019 election on the platform of the people democratic party, PDP, also his contemporaries are the former governor of Abia state, Theodore Orji who was elected as Abia Central district on the platform of PDP, and the former governor of the state too who is Senator Orji uzor Kalu who was elected as the Abia North district on the platform of the All Progressive Congress, APC.
Senator Abaribe was the deputy governor under Orji uzor kalu administration but couldn’t continue in the second tenure and was replaced by the late Dr Chima Nwafor. Senator Abaribe contested for the governorship position of the state but lost to Theodore Orji.
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal is the executive governor of Sokoto state and the chairman of the people democratic party PDP governor’s forum succeeding the former governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson.
Tambuwal was a presidential candidate of the people democratic party primary election together with Rabiu Kwankwaso, the then-Senate president; senator bukola saraki and Waziri of Adamawa; Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in 2019 but Atiku Abubakar later emerged as the presidential candidate for the party.