A former governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, has said the 2023 presidency must come from the southern part of the country.
Fayose, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) revealed that the ongoing president, Muhammadu Buhari is from the North and spent 8 years in office and implying that it must be a Southern Presidency in 2023 or nothing.
Fayose who made this known on Wednesday on his Twitter handle cited the PDP constitution which provides for a rotational Presidency.
Atiku Abubakar, a 2023 presidential candidate of PDP and hailed from the northern part of the country.
Writing in the Yoruba language, Fayose tweeted that “awa south lo kan” — which means “it is the turn of the south”. The remark is a reference to the catchphrase attributed to Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Fayose said “The PDP Constitution provides for a rotational Presidency. Section 3(c) provides that the Party shall pursue its aims & objectives by “adhering to the policy of the rotation & zoning of Party & Public elective offices in pursuance of the principle of equity, justice and fairness.”
“The current President of Nigeria is a 2-term Northern Presidency, thus implying that it MUST be a Southern Presidency in 2023 or NOTHING. Awa ‘South’ lo kan’.
“Nigerians should await details soon.”