Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, former head of the Popular Democratic Party, PDP, who represented the Lagos-East Senate District, has said it is the turn of the southwest geopolitical zone to produce the next president in 2023.
Today Nigeria newspaper report that The former legislator, who is now an unconditional of the Congress of All Progressives, APC, was reacting to the belief in some sectors that the North should retain power beyond 2023. “It’s the Southwest’s turn, and we are preparing to compete,” Ogunlewe told Sun.
When asked about the southeast and south-south that they are already warming up to produce President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor, he added: “They should come to compete. There is room for everyone. It is competition. “We are working hard on it. Let them also work hard and plan as we are doing. That’s why I’m in APC.
“We have sacrificed a lot for this country. We are the people who fight for democracy. We are entitled to it, and we will compete for it. “The North should give it to us, and that’s why I’m also in APC. We will be allowed to compete, and I want to be part of it.”
Today Nigeria newspaper also report that the governor of the state of Kaduna, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, had requested that the idea of zoning of political offices in favor of competition be abandoned.