- Rotimi Akeredolu, the governor of Ondo state, has said he would be fine if either Tinubu or Peter Obi wins the 2023 elections, as long as the presidency comes to the South
- The governor said there is an understanding to rotate the presidency between northern Nigeria and southern Nigeria since 1999
- Akeredolu added that religion is not an issue in the 2023 election, but other killing issues are restructuring and rotational presidency, among others
Akeredolu said this on Wednesday, August 10, while featuring on Channels Television’s interview programme.
Akeredolu is one of the leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the ruling party where the former Lagos state governor, Bola Tinubu, is its presidential candidate.
The governor was reiterating his position on the importance of returning power to the south since President Muhammadu Buhari, who will be completing his tenure in 2023, is from the north.
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When asked if he had supported a Muslim-Muslim ticket if he was in another party, he stressed that religion should not be an issue in the 2023 election, but power must return to the south.
According to him, there is an understanding since 1999 that the presidency will be rotated between the north and south.
He argued that some people today want to use religion to manipulate the people to kill the call for the southern presidency, then we should not accept.
“For me, it is not because of asiwaju Bola Tinubu. If you listened to my lecture, I said if Obi is elected as president, for me, that will be all right. If Bola Tinubu is elected, that will be all right. For me, it must come to the south; that is the position.”
Owo church attackers’ arrest: Akeredolu drops fresh banger as he claims “mix-up” in military report
Legit.ng earlier reported that the governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu, has said there is a mix-up in the military report concerning the names of arrested suspects in the Owo attack released by the force
Akeredolu said Idris Ojo, who was already on number 14 on the wanted list of the military, is one of the inmates who escaped from the Kuje prison on July 5
Akeredolu said Ojo was already in the custody of the security operatives the same day the attackers were arrested