Chairman of the Southern Governors’ Forum and Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu yesterday warned that any political party that fields a northern candidate in the 2023 Presidential election will lose.
Akeredolu said that governors in the Southern part of the country under the auspices of the Southern Governors Forum are determined to ensure that the next President comes from the south.
The Governor said this in Akure, the Ondo state capital during a courtesy visit by members of a group, Power Rotation Movement, led by the Chairman, Dr Pogu Bitrus, who also doubles as the Chairman, Middle Belt Forum.
Other members of the group include the Co-chair, Rtd. General Collins Ihekire, representing the Ohaneze Ndigbo; National Organising Secretary of Afenifere, Abagun Kole Omololu; representative of Yoruba Council of Elders, Hon. Ayodele Oni; National Publicity Secretary of Afenfere, Comrade Jaye Ajayi; National Publicity Secretary of PANDEF, Hon. Ken. Robinson; and Comrade Kennedy Iyere, National Coordinator of Power-shift Movement & Forty Million Ballots ( a movement being driven by the Youth) among others.
Akeredolu, who said those pushing against the power rotation in the country are tinkering with the existence of Nigeria, added that he believes in one fair and equitable Nigeria.
He commended the group for its approach by involving youths in galvanizing support and votes ahead of the 2023 election.