Political Analyst, Demola Olarewaju on Wednesday said “the most important electoral factor in 2022 towards the 2023 Nigerian general election is the general census”.
According to Olarewaju, a top member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, “the numbers will again be skewed”.
He claimed that the game of population will decide the 2023 presidential election, as several state governors already have staff of the National Population Commission (NPC) “on their payroll”.
“In most political analysis this year, the focus will be on Osun and Ekiti elections as well as the 2023 contenders. The most important electoral factor in 2022 towards the 2023 election is the general census and the numbers will again be skewed,” Olarewaju said via Twitter.
“Some State Governors already have NPC staff on their payroll, in addition to what the FG is paying them – that’s where 2023 will be decided.
“Some Governors are still sleeping but will wake up to cry, only when it is too late.”