Governor of Ondo State Rotimi Akeredolu, says he has no qualms if Labour Party’s presidential candidate Peter Obi wins the 2023 election as long as the nation’s president is from southern Nigeria from next year.
Akeredolu spoke on Wednesday in an interview on Channels Television.
Akeredolu, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has Bola Tinubu, former Lagos governor, as his party’s presidential candidate .
Tinubu and Obi are both from the South West region of the country.
He said: “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.”