- The race for the 2023 presidency has heightened
- Yoruba race said they have blueprints and political readiness to lead the country
- A group, ARG, has called on Bola Tinubu, Kayode Fayemi, and Chief Bisi Akande to lead the struggle
The Afenifere Renewal Group (ARG) has called for unity in the southwest of the country, saying it is through harmony the region can clinch the 2023 presidential ticket.
The call was contained in an address by the group on Saturday, July 11, in Ekiti state. ARG said the Yoruba race has what it takes to present a presidential candidate in the next general election.
Speaking further, the group said the southwest has the human and material resources to take over from the north and also called on Bola Tinubu, APC national leader, to lead the consultation where a capable candidate will be chosen.
“The South-West is ready to take over. We have human and material resources.
"The political leaders must go on consultations. We have six geopolitical zones, Southwest is just a block. Tinubu must lead this block. Also, luckily, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, who is the NGF chairman, is from the Southwest," ARG said.
The group also called on Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state, and the pioneer chairman of the ruling party, Chief Bisi Akande, to make the dream come true, adding that the Yoruba nation is ready to take the mantle of leadership.
"We have a blueprint that we can present to any presidential candidate that can bring better democratic governance to all Nigerians," the group also added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a group under the aegis of Good News Nigeria has urged Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to contest for president in 2023.
The group in a statement on Friday, July 3, said a joint ticket of Yemi Osinbajo and Borno governor, Babagana Zulum as president and vice president respectively in 2023 would lead to national development.
The advocacy group said an Osinbanjo/Zulum ticket would have immense benefits for the development of Nigeria in 2023.
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