The future president of Nigeria, according to Ayo Fayose, a former governor of Ekiti State, must be from the south.
Former PDP presidential candidate Mr. Fayose said via his Twitter account that the party’s constitution permits for the rotation of power and added that it must be a southern president or nothing.
“The current President of Nigeria is a 2-term Northern Presidency, thus implying that it MUST be a Southern Presidency in 2023 or NOTHING. Awa ‘South’ lo kan’. Nigerians should await details soon.
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“PDP Constitution provides for a rotational Presidency. Section 3(c) provides that the Party shall pursue its aims & objectives by “adhering to the policy of the rotation & zoning of Party & Public elective offices in pursuance of the principle of equity, justice and fairness.”
When reached by phone to further explain his stance, Mr. Fayose stressed that the struggle for a southern president must be actualized.
After the resignations of Peter Obi and Rabiu Kwankwaso, the former governors of Kano and Anambra, respectively, he claimed that the PDP had become divided.
Mr. Fayose also questioned why the PDP would not support electing a southerner as president when a northerner’s eight-year term had ended.
“I am a senior politician in this country and I know what I am talking about and what I am doing. If we allow this country to become something else beyond our control, our children will ask us in the future.
“If APC can be gentlemanly enough to concede the presidency to the south, what is PDP waiting for?
“I am coming out very strongly and in the next few days, you will see the fireworks. Already Obi and Kwankwaso have left the PDP, and they have taken some PDP votes along with them. So, PDP is fragmented seriously.
“The Atiku camp are already behaving as if they have won the presidency already.”