2023: I’ll be alright if Tinubu, Peter Obi wins – Akeredolu insists on Southern presidency


Rotimi Akeredolu, the Governor of State Ondo, has reaffirmed his stance that the next president of Nigeria must come from the southern part of the country.

Akeredolu make this statement on Wednesday night when he was a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today.

The governor stated that he would be “alright” if either the former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu who is the Presidential flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress, APC or former Anambra State governor Peter Obi who is the Presidential flagbearer of Labour Party, LP wins the 2023 presidential election.

When he was asked about supporting the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the APC, Akeredolu stated that there were bigger issues to focus on.

“Religion is not the issue now. We have other issues that should be at the frontburner in this country. The issue of restructuring, rotational presidency, etc.

“Since 1999, there is an understanding that the presidency will be rotated between the North and South.

“So if today, we have people who want to deploy manipulation to think they can change it, then we should not accept.

“If you listened to my lecture, I said if (Peter) Obi is elected as president, for me that will be alright. If Bola Ahmed Tinubu is elected, that will be alright.

“For me, it must come to the South,” Akeredolu stated.

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