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General News of Friday, 12 August 2022

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No problem if Peter Obi wins in 2023 - Gov Akeredolu

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu

Ondo state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has said he does not mind if the Labour Party Presidential candidate, Peter Obi wins the 2023 general election.

Speaking in an interview with Channels television, Akeredolu noted that as long as the Presidency comes to the South.

Akeredolu is of the view that the presidency must go to the south, since President Muhammadu Buhari's tenure will end in 2023.

He added that religion should not be an issue for parties contesting for the presidential election.

“I would have said the same thing. If you had listened to my lecture today, I was very clear. I said that religion is not the issue now. We have other issues that should be on the front burner today in this country — issue of restructuring, issue of rotational presidency, among others.

I said, ‘look, since 1999, there is an understanding that we will move from north to south — rotate the presidency’. And if today, we have people who want to deploy what I call manipulation of our people on religious basis to think that they can change this (call for southern presidency), then we should not accept it.

For me, it is not because of asiwaju Bola Tinubu. If you listened to my lecture, I said if Obi is elected as president, for me, that will be all right. If Bola Tinubu is elected, that will be all right. For me, it must come to the south; that is the position,” he said.

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