2023: It’s southern presidency or nothing, says Fayose

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A former governor of Ekiti State and Mr Ayodele Fayose, has said after the eight-year tenure of incumbent, President Muhammadu Buhari, in 2023, the next President must come from the South.

Fayose said it must be a President from the South in 2023 or nothing, borrowing the now famous political slogan of the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, ‘South Lo kan,’ meaning it is the turn of Southern Nigeria.

Fayose contested and lost the PDP presidential primary election in May.

He also has an axe to grind with the PDP leadership and the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, over the just-concluded Ekiti State governorship election, in which his preferred candidate, Bisi Kolawole, lost.

Theeditorial.ng gathered that Fayose’s grouse might not be unconnected to the choice of Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, as Atiku’s running mate for the 2023 elections, at the expense his political ally and friend, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State.


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