- Former speakers of the House of Assemblies in Ondo and Ekiti states said they have not endorsed Tinubu for 2023
- This will come as a big blow to the national leader of APC who is the most powerful party chieftain in southwest
- Fayemi of Ekiti is believed to be nursing the ambition of being president
In what should be seen as a big blow to Bola Tinubu, some past officers of states House of Assemblies in Ekiti and Ondo have refused to endorse him for the presidency election in 2023.
According to formers speakers in Ondo and Ekiti, they did not give any endorsement even they attended the said meeting.
They claimed that there is no communique was issued to that effect.
Vanguard reports that their position was contained in a statement signed by five former Ondo speakers Rt. Hons. Victor Olabimtan, Oluwasegunota Bolarinwa, Ayo Agbomuserin, Abdusalam Olawale Taofeeq, Kenneth Olawale (Ondo), and Patrick Ajigbolamu from Ekiti state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Karounwi Oladapo, southwest All Progressives Congress (APC) caretaker zonal publicity secretary, has stated that 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."
Meanwhile, Bola Ahmed Tinubu was 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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