The zoning arrangement for the presidential ticket in Nigeria should be in favour of the southern region to give every part of the country a sense of belonging.
The South-West Agenda for Asiwaju (SWAGA’23), made this known through the National Chairman of the group, Senator Adedayo Adeyeye, during an ongoing sensitisation visit to the traditional rulers of Ikeja and Lagos Division in Lagos.
Adeyeye said that if the presidential ticket comes to the south, it would foster unity among other regions in the country.
“Anybody can come out for presidency from the south as the zone is not constituted by the South-West alone. We believe that the principle of rotation between the north and the south should be sustained in order to give every part of the country a sense of belonging. We must forget our division in terms of ethnicity and come together. There are three geopolitical zones in the south and each of them is qualified to produce the president.
“However, we are saying that there is someone in the south whose personality is highly acceptable in all parts of the country. We are putting our best foot forward to maximise our advantage,” he added.
Also corroborating Adeyeye’s position, Senator Rilwan Adesoji said that, Asiwaju remains a unifying force for the country right now:
“The unity of Nigeria is paramount at this point in time. And Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu remains a unifying force for the country, while the rule of law and justice remains not negotiable,” said Senator Adesoji Akanbi.
Adeyeye who led other members of the group including: Senator Rilwan Akanbi, Senator Anthony Adeniyi, Hon. Oyetunde Ojo, Hon. Rotimi Makinde, Hon. Ayo Omidiran, Apostle Oloruntoba Oke, Hon. Isiaq Akinlade, Hon. Ifedayo Abegunde, Hon. Lanre Odubote, Hon. Sunday Adepoju, Hon. Monsuru Alao, Mrs Kafilat Ogbara, Hon. Hakeem Muniru, Hon Deji Jakande, Folashade Oba and others, also added that the group is happy that the northerners are also clamouring that power should move to the south.