The Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Sunday stated its position on the decision taken by Southern governors regarding the rotational presidency in the 2023 presidential election.

The spokesman of Afenifere, Jareh Ajayi, in its statement said the group is totally in support of the governor’s decision.

Ajayi while speaking with Daily Post, said it would be fair for the southern part to produce president Muhammadu Buhari’s successor.

He noted that at the end of 2023 President Buhari would have spent eight years, hence the need for the presidency to move to the Southern part of the country.

Recall that southern governors recently met in Lagos State and demanded that their region produce Buhari’s successor.

The decision of the governors was revealed in a statement released by the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.

Reacting, the Afenifere spokesman said: “Afenifere is fully in support of the decision first taken in Asaba and reiterated at the meeting held in Lagos.”

“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.”

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