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Rotate power to the South to retain presidency, Akeredolu tells APC


As the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) prepares for its special convention for presidential primary, the Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) has charged the party to work hard to retain power by rotating the presidency to the South.

Governor Akeredolu, who doubles as the Chairman of the Southwest Governors’ Forum, was on Wednesday evening announced as the Chairman of Security and Compliance for the party’s special convention.

In a short message via his personal facebook page on Thursday, the Governor re-echoed the position of his colleagues in the Southern Nigeria Governors’ Forum, that power should be rotated to the South.

“APC must work to retain power. We must rotate power to retain retain power !!! Rotate to the South. Shikena,” the governor opined.

The Ondo State Governor has remained one of the most vocal of all those who desire to see that power is rotated to the south, according him, the APC must take this bold step in a bid to avoid self-inflicted crises ahead of the 2023 elections.

Earlier in May, Akeredolu in a remark, noted that itwould be dishonest for anyone to argue against rotation at this period.

The two-term governor on the platform of the APC stated that the party ensured the principle of rotational representation guided its decision at the convention where it picked its chairman and other party officials.

He therefore  stressed that it is the time for the party leaders to make a categorical statement, devoid of equivocation, on the pattern of succession.

According to Akeredolu, it is the turn of the South to produce the next president and the APC leadership should have no difficulty in making pronouncement on such an important issue.

He stressed the need for the ruling party to zone the presidency southward without delay, adding that the APC must also work to limit the tendencies for disagreement from other regions.

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