Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state on Friday stated the Southern Governors Discussion board will vehemently confront any political celebration that fields a northerner as presidential candidate within the 2023 basic elections.
The governor who disclosed this whereas that includes as visitor on Channels Tv programme ‘Politics At the moment’ monitored by DAILY INDEPENDENT, stated the Southern governors from three main political events of All Progressives Congress (APC), Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) and All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) are unanimous of their decision on zoning of the presidency and can observe it to the letter.
The Southern governors of their assembly in Lagos in July had stated the presidency must be zoned to Southern Nigeria in 2023 when President Muhammadu Buhari completes his second time period. Additionally they reiterated it at their assembly in Enugu on Thursday.
Based on Akeredolu, who’s the Chairman of the Southern Governors Discussion board “If we’ve something that we’ve agreed, that we’ve unanimity, it’s the subject of president in 2023. All of us, no matter our political celebration. There are three political events which are within the Southern Governors Discussion board. We’ve APGA, PDP and APC and all of us agreed on this”.
“ Any celebration that picks any candidate from the North must face all Southern governors, as a result of they won’t assist. However it has to come back from South. We’re saying that there have to be rotational, the justice and equity in it, that’s what we’re pushing”.
“ If my president, Muhammadu Buhari has dominated for eight years, then it can’t be from the North once more. The following president should come from the South. We’ve not gotten to the stage the place we’ll say allow us to give it to anyone who’s competent”.
“ There are lots of individuals which are competent. We’ve competent people within the North as we’ve competent individuals within the South. So, the president can come from any a part of the nation. However if in case you have occupied the place for eight years, then it has to rotate again to the South”.
“We are able to proceed to try this till it will get to some extent the place the difficulty of zooming turns into an anathema. However for now, zooming is it and people of us from the South are decided that the following president comes from the South”.