Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo has endorsed a Southern presidency ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
The special assistant on media to Obasanjo, Kehinde Akinyemi in a statement said his principal supports the South taking over from the North in 2023.
The elder statesman during the weekend also charged the Middle Belt to continue advocating for a rotational presidency.
Obasanjo stated his stand when the leadership of the apex socio-cultural group in Tiv land of Benue State, Mzough U Tiv (MUT), paid him appreciation and friendship visit at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) Penthouse residence in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
The two leading presidential candidates from the South are the flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu and the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi.
Akinyemi said, “Obasanjo said he was in support of the change of the leadership of the country from the North to the South, while the Middle-Belt region should continue to advocate for the rotational presidency for the country.
“If Nigeria is ready to get it right, the 2023 election should be a turning point. We should not go for emotion that will destroy us.”
Naija News gathered that Obasanjo was conferred with the title of a ‘Great Warrior’ of Tiv land by the socio-political group.
He further stated that the oil and gas sector can no longer feed Nigerians but agriculture with the growing population of the country.
Obasanjo added, “Only farming and agric business could tackle the nation’s growing population. Farming and agric business is what will feed the nation.”