Former Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has dumped Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, demanding that power must shift to the South.
Fayose said this on Wednesday in a tweet, noting that it would be unfair for a Northerner to step into office after President Muhammadu Buhari’s eight years.
According to him, it is the turn of the southern region to produce a president.
He said, “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’.”
This comes few hours after Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State said Wike would have been a better running mate to Okowa.
Fayose, an ally of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, was among those who contested the presidential ticket of the opposition party, won by Atiku.