Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has insisted that the president should come from the south.
Fayose stated this in a series of tweets on his official handle on Wednesday. He noted that this is in line with the party’s constitution.
“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.”
“To this end, if Ikimi is seeking relevance with Atiku, he should do the same more decently. He should allow the sleeping dog to lie and save the PDP from unnecessary shootouts and fireworks at this time as we approach the general elections”.
Recall that Fayose had contested the PDP presidential primary but lost to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.
He has been one of the strong advocates for a power shift to southern Nigeria despite the party Atiku from the northern region as the party’s flagbearer.
Meanwhile, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has fielded a southern candidate, Bola Tinubu, in honour of the power-sharing deal between the north and south