Here is the list of political Godfathers that are waving the political environment of Nigeria in 2015. They are like a shrine where ‘godsons’ politicians worship inorder to gain political relevance in the Nigerian political space.
Olusegun Mathew Okikiola Aremu Obasanjo, GCFR is a former Nigerian Army general who was President of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007.
Atiku Abubakar is a Nigerian politician, businessman and philanthropist, who served as the second elected Vice-President of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007, on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party, with President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan, GCFR, BNER, GCON was President of Nigeria from 2010 to 2015. He served as Vice-President of Nigeria from 2007 to 2010 and as Governor of Bayelsa State from 2005 to 2007.
Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Bola Ahmed Tinubu aka Jagaban was elected Senator for the Lagos West constituency in Lagos State, Nigeria in 1993, just before a military take-over in December 1993.
Bukola Saraki is a Nigerian politician and currently President of the Senate of Nigeria since 2015. Previously he was Governor of Kwara State from 2003 to 2011.
Abdulsalami Abubakar is a retired Nigerian Army General who was military President of Nigeria from 9 June 1998 until 29 May 1999. He succeeded Sani Abacha upon Abacha’s death.
A former Minister of Information, National leader of the Ijaw nation and Kinsman of former President Goodluck.