The 2023 governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, Ladi Adebutu, has said it is not the turn of the South-West zone to produce the next President of Nigeria.
He stated that the North-East zone should be allowed to produce the next President after Muhammadu Buhari, pointing out that the region has never produced Nigeria’s leader before.
Adebutu said ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and interim Head of State Ernest Shonekan from the South-West zone have been Nigerian leaders at different times.
He, however, urged Yoruba people not to be selfish but to support the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, in the 2023 elections.
Adebutu stated this during a campaign to mobilise support for his governorship ambition and that of Atiku on Monday in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State.
He said, “What I want to talk about today is the coexistence of the Yoruba people with others in Nigeria.
“Earlier, I told some people to support Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as the next president for the peace of Nigeria but some people turned deaf ears; they insisted that it is the turn of the Yoruba people but the Yoruba people have been in power for a number of times.
“Our father Olusegun Obasanjo was in power. Our father (Ernest) Shonekan was also there. Let’s not be selfish. Is it only Yoruba that exists? The truth must be said.