Afenifere Leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, stated on Wednesday that in accordance with the arrangement made by previous Nigerian leaders, it should be the turn of the South-East to produce the next president.
He asserts that the North, South-West, and South-South have all produced presidents, but the South East has not been given the chance to lead the nation.
Adebanjo made the comments on Wednesday in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, at a rally in support of Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, at the Lekan Salami Stadium in Adamasingba, Ibadan.
When discussing the ambition of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress, presidential candidate, Chief Adebanjo recalled that he had previously supported Tinubu on numerous occasions during his two terms as governor of Lagos State.
“When he was the governor of Lagos State, I supported him; I did not hate him then, why will I have the course to now hate him? Adebanjo queried.
“Tinubu cannot confront me on this, but only people that are benefiting from him are speaking ills of me,” Adebanjo said.
In the meantime, while speaking at the rally, Obi emphasized the country’s issues, including unemployment, drug abuse, and others, and added that the issues could be resolved by placing a priority on production.
He said: “We must secure and unite the country. When you secure the country, you are able to bring famers to return to the farm. That alone will start addressing food inflation.
“By moving the country from consumption to production you are moving people away from poverty. The more you pull people out of poverty, the more you address criminality.
“Nigeria now has 13.8 per cent drug prevalence against the global average of 5 per cent. To deal with that crisis is production. We need to feed ourselves.”