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Despite Atiku’s emergence as PDP candidate, Fayose insists South must produce President

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DESPITE the emergence of Atiku Abubakar, a Northerner, as the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), a chieftain of the party, former Ekiti State governor Ayo Fayose has declared that the South must produce Nigeria’s President in 2023.

Fayose contested the presidential primary of the PDP but lost to former Vice President Atiku.

In a post on Twitter on Wednesday, Fayose insisted that power must rotate to the South in 2023.


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According to him, the Constitution of the PDP guaranteed rotation of power between the North and South.

“The PDP Constitution provides for a rotational Presidency. Section 3(c) provides that the Party shall pursue its aims and objectives by adhering to the policy of the rotation and zoning of party and public elective offices in pursuance of the principle of equity, justice and fairness.

“The current President of Nigeria is a two-term Northern Presidency, thus implying that it MUST be a Southern Presidency in 2023 or NOTHING,” Fayose said.

Writing in the Yoruba language, Fayose also tweeted “awa south lo kan”, which means “it is the turn of the South”. The remark is a catchphrase attributed to Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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Fayose’s statement suggests that he will not be supporting the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku, in the 2023 elections.

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