Rotational Presidency, Yoruba Welfare Group Backs Akeredolu, Southern Governors’ Forum


*A socio-cultural group in the South West region of Nigeria, Yoruba Welfare Group had thrown her weight behind the Executive Governor of Ondo State and the Chairman of Southern Governors’ Forum Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on a statement credited to him on the resolve of all Southern State Governors to that there is power shift from the North to the Southern part of Nigeria come 2023.*

*According to a statement released in Ibadan by its Oyo State Coordinator, “Yoruba Welfare Group cannot but commend the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN and his colleagues in the Southern Governors’ Forum for their resolve to ensure that, at the expiration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term tenure, all leading political parties in the country pick their presidential candidates from the  Southern part of Nigeria”*

*”This noble pursuit of EQUITY and JUSTICE, in our humble opinion, is capable of further strengthening the bond that holds us together as one inseparable and indivisible geographical entity. And any discernible genuine commitment to that lofty goal by our northern political actors would go a long way to douse pockets of ethnic tension and agitations that we currently experience in our dear country”.*

*As the North presently enjoys an eight year shot at the Presidency, the South should equally be allowed to present a candidate that could use  her slot for equal number of years. Clandestine attempts to lure someone, from the South, who had already spent 4 to six years in office, into 2023 presidential election remain unacceptable”.*

*”Against this background, Yoruba Welfare Group would seize this opportunity to appeal to our dear Northern Governors and leaders of thoughts, across party lines, to prevail on political gladiators of northern extraction, who might be nursing presidential ambition to respect the 1999 agreement on rotational presidency and allow the southern people to choose someone that could fully utilise their eight years slot at Aso Villa come 2023, as President Muhammadu Buhari presently does”, Alade concluded.*

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