Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, has doubled down on his position concerning where the next president of Nigeria must come from.
Akeredolu has been very vocal on the need for the presidency to return to the south, saying a northerner can’t succeed buhari after his eight years tenure.
Speaking on Sunday, the governor insisted that for equality and fairness, Nigeria’s next president must come from the Southern part of the country.
He spoke at a service held at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Region 22, Akure, to commemorate the 2023 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration.
Akeredolu noted that for Nigeria to survive “there is a need to rotate the Presidency for equality and fairness.”
The governor said that the celebration was marked to rekindle interest in the affairs of the families, dependants and relations of Nigerians who lost their lives in wars and peacekeeping operations across the globe.
His words: “I am equally mindful of the fact that several security challenges have claimed the lives of many of our great officers and soldiers.
“Indeed, the selfless services of our men in this noble profession, to ensuring national cohesion and global peace cannot be quantified.
“The annual Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration is, therefore, to honour our departed war heroes and veterans and appreciate those still alive, particularly those that had suffered various deprivations in the cause of their duties and operations.
“I wish to reiterate that the annual celebration will not be complete without creating an avenue for us to thank God for how far he had led us as a nation and as a state.
“This solemn service is equally an opportunity to commit the dependants of the departed heroes and those amongst them that are still alive, into God’s hands.