A socio-cultural and political group for the Yorubas people, the Yoruba Patriots Movement (YPM), and Pan-Yoruba socio-political group Afenifere, on Wednesday, insisted on zoning 2023 presidency to the South-West to avoid a crisis.
The South-West group contended that the Constitution of the nation only recognizes three areas of North, West and East; saying that Obasanjo has represented the Yoruba, Jonathan had ruled for the East while Buhari is currently representing the North.
They informed members of All Progressives Congress (APC) to respect pre-2015 elections to guarantee fairness and equity avert a possible crisis in the country.
Speaking yesterday in Ibadan at a press conference heralding a Yoruba summit tagged: “Yoruba nation yesterday, today and tomorrow” the YPM National Coordinator, Mr Oladosu Oladipo said anything aside Yoruba president in 2023 won’t go on without serious consequences.
“You can’t be a decent Nigerian without being a decent Yoruba man. Our fair share must be given to us in Nigeria. This Summit is not partisan but political.“It is our turn to produce the president in 2023. Obasanjo ruled for eight years which represented Yoruba and Jonathan represented Igbo and Buhari is now representing the North. Our constitution only recognized the three regions in Nigeria.“In fairness, power should return to the West. Aside from that, there will be serious problems in Nigeria. You may note it. Every freedom fighters are hooligans. We sowed and we must reap. Buhari himself had said the pre-2015 agreement must be honored,”
In his own contention, the Secretary-General of Afenifere, Bayo Aina opined that it only the All Progressives Congress (APC) that can guarantee the presidency of the Yoruba people.