- Governor Kayode Fayemi has been tipped to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari
- APC chieftain, Karounwi Oladapo, said the Ekiti state governor has age advantage on his side
- Karounwi described Fayemi as a "senior youth" who is within the bracket of the ‘sorosoke’ generation’s request"
Karounwi Oladapo, southwest All Progressives Congress (APC) caretaker zonal publicity secretary, has stated that Governor Kayode Fayemi is hugely favoured in line to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari.
Speaking with Vanguard in an interview, Oladapo, who is a former deputy speaker of Ekiti state stated that although APC national leader Asiwaji Bola Tinubu has paid his dues, "Fayemi is a Christian from the South and the crown fits him."
The former lawmaker attributed the submission to age and faith factor, adding that by 2023 when Buhari's tenure will dive down, Tinubu would have been "above 70 years of age."
He further stated that Governor Fayemi, on the other hands, is a senior youth within the bracket of the ‘sorosoke’ generation’s request."
Legit.ng notes that Governor Fayemi and his now-estranged godfather Tinubu are rumoured to be eyeing the biggest office in the country.
Although there is no official declaration from the camps of the two APC leaders, Fayemi and Tinubu, a former Lagos governor, have not done much to distance themselves from the growing speculations.
Oladapo said by calculation, a Muslim cannot succeed President because there is no antecedent for it in the political history of the country.
According to him, this will make it difficult for Tinubu to succeed President Buhari when his administration ends in 2023.
Tinubu should not contest - Owie
Meanwhile, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the APC national leader, has been urged to drop the presidential ambition for 2023.
The appeal was made on Wednesday, December 23, by a former lawmaker and Senate chief whip, Roland Owie.
Owie further explained that justice is to allow other regions to produce President Buhari's successor since the zoning arrangement began from the southwest.
Owie argued that for the sake of peace and justice, the southeast should be allowed to produce the next president.
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