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I’ll be alright if Tinubu, Peter Obi wins – Akeredolu insists on Southern presidency.

The Governor of State Ondo, Rotimi Akeredolu has once again reiterated his stance that the next president of Nigeria must come from the South.

Akeredolu stated this on Wednesday night when he made an appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today.

According to him, he would be “alright” if either Asiwaju Bola Tinubu (All Progressives Congress, APC) or Peter Obi (Labour Party, LP) wins the 2023 presidential election.

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When questioned about supporting the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the APC, Akeredolu insisted there were bigger issues to focus on.

“Religion is not the issue now. We have other issues that should be at the frontburner in this country. The issue of restructuring, rotational presidency, etc.

“Since 1999, there is an understanding that the presidency will be rotated between the North and South.

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“So if today, we have people who want to deploy manipulation to think they can change it, then we should not accept.

“If you listened to my lecture, I said if (Peter) Obi is elected as president, for me that will be alright. If Bola Ahmed Tinubu is elected, that will be alright.

“For me, it must come to the South,” Akeredolu said.

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