Leader of Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, has told presidential aspirants from the South-West geopolitical zone including Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu, to forget their presidential ambitions.
Adebanjo said it was the turn of the igbos to become Nigeria’s president saying it’s long overdue.
He said the South-East should produce Nigeria’s next President after the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari in May 2023.
Adebanjo made this stand in an interview by journalist in Lagos on Tuesday.
According to him, it is an injustice for a South-West President to emerge in 2023 after ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo from Ogun State had ruled from 1999 to 2007; while Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, also from Ogun State, has been in government since May 2015 and would have spent eight years in power by May 2023.
He added that the South-West zone has been ably represented in the presidency too, claiming now the Igbos should have it.
He said the South-South had both President and Vice-President positions with ex-President Goodluck Jonathan between 2007 and 2010 (as VP) and from 2010 to 2015 (as President).
The 94 year-old man said that the country should be secured first of all ,saying security of lives and properties should come first.
“Right now, is there a country for them to be President? There must be one country first before you can talk of an election. Is this the country Jonathan handed over to Buhari? Whether a Southern or a Northern candidate, let us unite everyone. We can’t get everyone united until we change this constitution.