Sunday August 01, 2021 9:54 PM

2023 Presidency: Afenifere backs position of southern Governors

As the call for southern presidency begins to gain momentum, the Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has declared its position on the decision taken by Southern governors regarding rotational presidency.

Speaking in a statement Jareh Ajayi, the National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere said the group is totally in support of the governor’s position

According to him, it would be fair and just for the Southern part of the country to produce the next president of Nigeria.

The group’s spokesman said that , President Muhammadu Buhari would have spent eight years at the end of 2023, hence the need for the presidency to move to the South.

Recall that southern governors had recently  demanded that their region produce Buhari’s successor.

Reacting, the Afenifere spokesman said: “Afenifere is fully in support of the decision first taken in Asaba and reiterated at the meeting held in Lagos.

“Giving the fact that, the president Commander-In-Chief, President Muhammadu Buhari would have spent eight years and since he is from the Northern part of the country, it will be normal, fair and just that power should shift to the Southern part of the country.

“That is the criterion enunciated by the governors and Afenifere is in support of it.”

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