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JUST IN: Fresh headache for PDP, Atiku as Fayose backs southern presidency

Ayo Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has expressed his support for a southerner to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

Fayose is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar — a northerner — is the presidential candidate of the party.

The former Ekiti governor was one of the presidential hopefuls of the opposition party.

In a tweet on Wednesday, Fayose said it is the turn of the southern region to produce a president.

He tweeted: “The PDP Constitution provides for a rotational Presidency. Section 3(c) provides that the Party shall pursue its aims & objectives by adhering to the policy of the rotation & zoning of Party & Public elective offices in pursuance of the principle of equity, justice and fairness.

“The current President of Nigeria is a 2-term Northern Presidency, thus implying that it MUST be a Southern Presidency in 2023 or NOTHING. Awa ‘South’ lo kan’.”

The former governor asked Nigerians to “await details soon”.

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