The former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has once again called for power to be shifted to the south ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
This is despite the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, being from the north.
Fayose in an interview with Premium Times said his call for power to shift to the south is not about the presidential ambition of Bola Tinubu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress or the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
The former governor said, “this is not about Bola Tinubu or Obi, but this is about our belief that power must come to the south and it is a struggle we must actualise.
“when the June 12 election was cancelled, the presidency was zoned to the southwest to pacify the southwest region.
“When former President Goodluck Jonathan was over staying, it was believed that he was already using the northern slot. So, he was opposed and a northern candidate was installed through the APC.
“This time, it is the turn of the south because Buhari has spent eight years. Why will PDP be insisting that it must again be the turn of the north.”
Fayose noted that he would not mind if the party expelled him for calling for power to shift to the south in the forthcoming election.
He said, “What I am saying is, it is the turn of the South, and if they want to expel me, to hell with them. I am not taking money from anyone to belong to this party.
“If they want to rock this boat, we will help them to rock it.”