JUST IN: Hours after Ortom’s Outburst, Fayose Hints at Dumping Atiku for Tinubu
By Kabir Akintayo
Former Governor of Ekiti state, Ayo Fayose, has declared that power must go to the South in 2023.
This is despite the fact that his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is fielding former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as its Presidential candidate in next year’s elections.
Fayose said in a tweet on Wednesday that since President Muhammadu Buhari, a northerner, is rounding off his second term in office, power must return to the South.
In the tweet, Fayose deployed the language of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Aspirant, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, saying ‘ Awa Lokan’ which means, “it is our turn.”
“The current President of Nigeria is a two-term Northern Presidency, thus implying that it MUST be a Southern Presidency in 2023 or NOTHING. Awa ‘South’ lo kan’. Nigerians should await details soon.” Fayose tweeted.
This tweet is coming hours after Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, appeared on Arise TV and said he was not sure if he would support Atiku’s aspiration during the general elections, saying it will take divine intervention for him to throw his weight behind the former Vice President.
He complained bitterly about how Atiku defeated Governor Nyesom Wike in the primaries and failed to choose him as his running mate even after the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) recommended him.
Both Fayose and Ortom had openly supported Wike during the PDP Primaries in May which he lost to Atiku.