Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has said he would be “alright” if either Asiwaju Bola Tinubu , the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC or Peter Obi of Labour Party, LP wins the 2023 election.
Akeredolu stated this while reiterating his stance that the next president of Nigeria must come from the South.
He made this known on Wednesday night when he appeared on Channels Television’s Politics Today.
When questioned about supporting the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the APC, the governor said: “Religion is not the issue now. We have other issues that should be at the frontburner in this country. The issue of restructuring, rotational presidency, etc.
“Since 1999, there is an understanding that the presidency will be rotated between the North and South.
“So if today, we have people who want to deploy manipulation to think they can change it, then we should not accept.
“If you listened to my lecture, I said if (Peter) Obi is elected as president, for me that will be alright. If Bola Ahmed Tinubu is elected, that will be alright.
“For me, it must come to the South,” Akeredolu said.