Reactions have trailed the backing of a southern presidency by a former presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ayodele Fayose.
Naija News reports that the former Ekiti State governor via his verified Twitter page on Wednesday, declared the south as the next region to produce Nigeria’s president after Muhammadu Buhari’s two-term as president.
The PDP chieftain further hinted that he may not back his party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Using a Yoruba slang now attached to the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, Fayose said it is the turn of the south or nothing.
He promised to give Nigerians more details on his tweet soon.
Fayose wrote: “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.’ Nigerians should await details soon.”
Reacting to the declaration, a twitter user identified as DISTINGUISHED Everest wrote; ‘‘No argument. But if it is not South East, then it is not equity or justice. You can’t choose half equity. Igbos have never had a Vice or president since 1999.”
One Flames of God wrote; ”Sir, @GovAyoFayose, I support you 100%. However, we should not say lagos landlord lokan oo. Sir, kindly work for Mr Peter Obi. Will be waiting for you to collapse your structure for the success of Mr Peter Obi. Adesida writes from Akure, Ondo State.”
One Wright wrote; ”What? You’ll go support Tinubu? As you all pretend like you like justice, fairness and equity, remember the SE is being deliberately prevented from producing the president of Nigeria.”
One Ojnasonic wrote; ”This current president is from APC , you can’t rotate what you don’t have. Get power first before talking about rotation, and if you’re talking about fairness it should be SouthEast so I challange you to support Peter Obi for that fairness and Equity.”
One Early man wrote; ”In 2019 when PDP zoned or abi rotated presidency to the North, did they have it? But,you’re right in your last line. Peter Obi is the right person to vote for 2023 presidency whether we do competence/ zoning. Nigerians have decided that we will give ourselves a chance to survive.”
This article was originally published on Naija News