Governor Rotimi Akeredolu

Ondo Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has insisted that the Presidency of Nigeria must return to the South in 2023

Rotimi Akeredolu, the governor of Ondo State, has insisted that the presidency of Nigeria must visit the south in 2023 in order to maintain the country’s system of rotating power.

Since the return to civil rule in 1999, power rotation has been an unwritten agreement in the nation, according to Akeredolu, and it needs to be changed right away.

In a lecture titled “Nigeria: The politics of religion in a transitional society,” he said this on Wednesday at the University of Ibadan’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine’s one-year memorial for Prof. Bankole Oke.

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He urged Nigerians to take precautions to prevent a return of power to the North under the guise of a party choosing a southerner as its vice presidential candidate, as he put it.

A party that chose a person from the North as its presidential candidate is not acting in the best interests of the nation, he declared. Given that he is from the South, (Peter) Obi has the right to contest.

“We are prepared to do whatever is necessary to ensure that the South regains power in 2023.”

“There seems to be an understanding that the North and the South must alternate in power. Two candidates from the South West competed for the presidency under this understanding.

It was part of the unspoken understanding that the balance of power was necessary to allay the South’s residents’ fears of hegemony.

There is a deliberate effort made to preserve the current agreement. Since 1999, the longest in the nation’s political history, there has been a smooth transition from one civilian regime to another.

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The country has been benefiting from the current political arrangements, but there are strong indications that this may not be the case.

Since the Fourth Republic’s founding, the North and the South alternate holding the office of President.

The governor issued a warning to Nigerians, cautioning them to watch out for political ploys that use religion to polarize the populace.


Religion was not a factor in determining those elected and appointed into offices, according to Akeredolu, but rather the capacity to deliver. Politicians in the First Republic accomplished so much because they were people with enormous capacity.

He urged Nigerians to be hopeful that their country would become great once more, saying that before independence, Nigerian leaders toiled hard to wrest power from the colonial masters. He acknowledged that it was taking too long, though.

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In order to address the rampant insecurity in the nation, he emphasized that Nigeria must be restructured and state police must be established.

“The elites are currently using religion most dishonestly to gain unfair advantage. The sooner this dangerous and polarizing campaign is put an end to, the better it will be for everyone.

Any conflict fought to uphold one religion’s superiority over others is doomed to failure. Politicians’ current use of deception will make an already problematic situation worse.

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