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2023: Fayose finally dumps Atiku, says it’s southern president or nothing

Ayodele Fayose, a former governor of Ekiti State and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said that after the eight-year tenure of incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023, the next president must come from the south.

Telescope.ng reports that he said it must be a president from the south in 2023 or nothing, borrowing the now famous political slogan of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, “South Lo kan”, meaning it’s the turn of southern Nigeria.

Fayose contested and lost the PDP presidential primary election in May.

It was gathered that the former governor has an axe to grind with the PDP leadership and the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, over the just-concluded Ekiti state governorship election, in which his preferred candidate, Bisi Kolawole, lost.

Also, Fayose’s grouse might not be unconnected to the choice of Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, as Atiku’s running mate for the 2023 elections, at the expense of his political ally and friend, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state.

Fayose, who took to his verified Twitter handle on Wednesday afternoon, June 29, said his agitation for southern presidency was supported by relevant sections of the PDP constitution, adding that Nigerians should await the details of his action soon.

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