Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu has cautioned the All Progressive Congress (APC) leadership as they look set to choose the party Presidential candidate for 2023 elections.
Akeredolu make the assertion in a statement tagged “Our Party, APC, Must Tread The Path of Equity” on Tuesday, 3rd May, 2022.
According to him, it is the turn of southern part of Nigeria to produce the next president and the party leadership should be wary of it decision.
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He said “It is the turn of the Southern region to produce the next President. The party leadership should have no difficulty in making pronouncement on this very important issue, just as it has fixed various fees for the purchase of forms.
“This must be done without delay. The principle of Federal Character is enshrined in the 1999 Constitution, as amended. It will be disingenuous for anyone to argue against rotation at this period.
“We must not keep our party men and women guessing on the position of the leadership of the party. This is the time to weigh in and take control of the process.
“No statement must suggest, even remotely, that the party harbours certain sentiments which may predispose it to consider throwing the contest open. This is certainly not the time for equivocation. EQUITY DICTATES THAT WE TAKE A STAND.”