The middle belt is growing more into the Nigerian political system and it’s all thanks to certain individuals in the region. It’s pretty clear that the Middle Belt region has been politically sidelined in recent years.
When did you get to hear a man from that region trying to hold one of the major offices at the Federal level? It’s been a while, hasn’t it? That’s exactly how it is when it comes to politics in Nigeria.
However, in recent times there involvement has been noticeable and Femi Fani-Kayode has got two people to praise for it. Just like it’s impossible for those set of people to be “pushing the log” alone, they still remain the important figures in that region. It’s no other people than, Obadiah Mailafia and Jonathan Asake
Obadiah Mailafia was the presidential candidate of ADC during the general election of 2019. Mailafia is considered one of the most prominent figure hailing from the Middle Belt. However, his courage to come into the limelight remains the talking point.