The Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, on Sunday declared its support for the Southern governors on rotational presidency. Jareh Ajayi, the National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere made the group’s stance known in an interview yesterday. On July 5, Southern Governors’ Forum (SGF) met in Lagos State and insisted on rotational presidency, stressing that the 2023 presidency should be zoned to the south. The decision of the governors was made public in a communiqué read by the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu. According to Ajayi, the group is totally in support of the governor’s position, adding that it would only be fair and just for the Southern part of the country to produce the next president of Nigeria.
The spokesman, also said 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.
“Afenifere is fully in support of the decision first taken in Asaba and reiterated at the meeting held in Lagos,” Ajayi said.
“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.”