- Oduduwa Sons and Daughters for Equity and Justice, a pan-Yoruba group, want former Imo governor, Okorocha, to succeed President Buhari in 2023
- The group alleged that Yoruba people have agreed to support a southeasterner to emerge Nigeria's president in 2023
- Prince Ebunola Martins, the coordinator of the group, said Okorocha is the only politician in the southeast that the Yorubas trust to occupy the presidential seat
Lagos, Nigeria - A pan-Yoruba group under the aegis of Oduduwa Sons and Daughters for Equity and Justice has endorsed the former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha as the next president of Nigeria.
Legit.ng gathered the coordinator of the group, Prince Ebunola Martins, stated at a town hall meeting in Lagos on Monday, November 29, that the Yorubas reached a consensus that the next president should come from the southeast.
He said in the interest of justice, fairness and equity, as well as the spirit of oneness, the Igbos should be given the opportunity to produce the next president.
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“Rochas Okorocha is the only presidential aspirant the Yorubas trust. The southwest trusts Rochas Okorocha because he will not divide this country.”
He noted that the former Imo governor built Rochas Foundation College for the children of the poor, providing free education to the less privileged in the north with schools in Yola, Bauchi, Kano, Sokoto, Zaria, Jos and many cities in Nigeria.
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