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2023: Afenifere backs Southern govs on rotational Presidency

Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Sunday, declared its support for the decision taken by Southern governors regarding rotational Presidency.

National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Jareh Ajayi, said the group was totally in support of the governors’ decision.

Ajayi said it would be fair and just for the Southern part of the country to produce the next president of Nigeria.

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According to Afenifere’s spokesman, President Muhammadu Buhari, would have spent eight years at the end of 2023, hence the need for the presidency to move to the Southern part of the country.

Southern governors had recently met in Lagos State and demanded that their region produce successor to President Buhari.

The decision of the governors was made public in a communiqué read by the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.

Reacting, the Afenifere spokesman said, “Afenifere is fully in support of the decision first taken in Asaba and reiterated at the meeting held in Lagos.

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“Giving the fact that, the president Commander-In-Chief, President Muhammadu Buhari would have spent eight years and since he is from the Northern part of the country, it will be normal, fair and just that power should shift to the Southern part of the country.

“That is the criterion enunciated by the governors and Afenifere is in support of it,” Ajayi said.