Leader of Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, has warned that it will be goodbye to Nigeria if a northerner should win the 2023 presidential election.
According to him, it if honesty and equity were to be observed, it is the turn of the South-East to produce Nigeria’s next president.
This is as he spoke against the South-West in the form of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu contesting the 2023 presidential election.
He was quoted by Vanguard, “If you want peace in Nigeria, the South-East should produce the next president of Nigeria. Olusegun Obasanjo had done it for eight years, Yemi Osinbajo would be Vice President for eight years by 2023, Goodluck Jonathan was president for six years, is the South-East not in Nigeria? And then, you want it to go back to the South-West again.
“I told Bola Tinubu: How can you say Buhari is supporting you when he is supporting the likes of Kayode Fayemi, Ibikunle Amosun and Osinbajo? And then, they threw the bait at Jonathan again.
“Jonathan disappointed me, instead of rejecting it, he said he was thinking about it. What is he thinking about? I regret ever giving him my support and this is on principle.
“Mind you, the moment you avoid principle, equity, honesty and ideology, you can’t get anywhere in this country. If you gang up against a section of the country, how do you want to get peace? Should a Northerner win the 2023 elections, it will be goodbye to Nigeria. I have said it and I want them to come and arrest me.”