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General News of Thursday, 11 August 2022


Will Atiku become President in 2023? - Akeredolu quizzes

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

Report indicates that Ondo state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu on Wednesday, August 10, accused the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar of breaking the gentleman’s agreement between the south and the north on the rotational presidency.

According to Akeredolu as a result of Atiku's actions, he should not be made president in 2023.

In his opinion, selection Atiku who is from the north to contest on the ticket of the PDP does not suit the nation's interest.

According to Akeredolu, there was an understanding that power must rotate between the North and the South and that this understanding witnessed the contest of two candidates from the South-West for the presidency.

He noted that it was part of the unwritten agreement that the power equation must be balanced in other to assure people of the south of zero domination.

The governor stated that there had been a conscious attempt not to disrupt the extant agreement, as there had been a seamless transition from one civilian regime to another since 1999, the longest in the political history of the country.

Akeredolu said:

“The current political permutations raise strong suspicions on an undeclared motive to thwart the arrangement that has been working for the country. The rotation of the office of the President is between the North and the South since the inception of the Fourth Republic.”

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