- Governor Makinde has hinted that Nigeria would decide where the president would come from in 2023
- The governor said what is important is to ensure that every nook and cranny of the country is secured
- Makinde, however, said that those jostling to become president have the right to do so
Following the agitation for the presidency to be shifted to the south in 2023, the governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde, has said people would decide whether or not the president would come from the southwest.
Punch reports that the governor said Nigerians need adequate security and restructuring of the country more than who becomes the president in 2023.
Legit.ng gathered that Makinde said politicians running around the country because of their presidential ambition would know better in 2022.
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The governor in a statement issued on Tuesday, December 15, by his chief press secretary, Taiwo Adisa, said this in Ibadan at the handover of 33 operational vehicles and 396 motorcycles to the Oyo State Security Agency popularly known as Operation Amotekun.
“I have heard some of our political leaders jostling around and saying they want to become the president of Nigeria in 2023."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Governor Makinde stated that the Amotekun security network would extend its duties towards local response against invaders in the state.
It was reported that the governor made this known during the official inauguration and passing-out ceremony of no fewer than 1,500 Amotekun corps members in Oyo town.
Tinubu gets approval from loyalists ahead of 2023
In another report, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, was given the nods to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
Tinubu's staunch supporters and loyalists met in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, on Tuesday, December 15, to launch a presidential campaign movement tagged "The South-West Agenda (SWAGA)" for him.
The former governor of Lagos state and APC chieftain is being rumoured to be eyeing the country's most respected stool should his party zone the presidency ticket to the south.
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