Former governor of Ekiti State and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ayodele Fayose, asserted that after the eight-year tenure of incumbent Muhammadu Buhari in 2023, the next President must come from the South.
Fayose, who made this assertion via his verified Twitter handle on Wednesday, said his agitation for Southern Presidency was supported by relevant sections of the PDP constitution, adding that Nigerians should await the details of his action soon.
He said it must be a President from the South in 2023 or nothing, borrowing the now famous political slogan of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, “South Lo kan”, meaning it’s the turn of Southern Nigeria.
“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.
“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’.”