The Afenifere Renewal Group (ARG) has come out to declare that the Yoruba nation is set to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari come 2023.
The group recently called on prominent Yoruba leaders in the All Progressives Congress (APC) to immediately resolve the division among its ranks and make sure the southwest region gets the presidential ticket of the party in 2023.
According to the ARG Publicity Secretary in Ekiti, Prince Michael Ogungbemi, Yorubas have to lead Nigeria because the region has what it takes to deliver better democratic governance to all Nigerians.
He added that the Yoruba members of the ruling party must be united so they can speak with one voice because it is definitely their turn to take over.
His words, “ARG had met and we had concluded that the Yoruba nation is ready to lead Nigeria. We have a blueprint that we can present to any presidential candidate that can bring better democratic governance to all Nigerians.
“The southwest is ready to take over. We have human and material resources. The political leaders must go on consultations. We have six geopolitical zones, Southwest is just a block. Tinubu must lead this block. Also, Luckily, Dr Kayode Fayemi, who is the NGF Chairman, is from the southwest.”
“They must move for a united family to clamour for the presidency for the southwest and produce a unified front. If they can speak with one voice, we will actually clinch this ticket, because it is our turn.
“We can’t go into that race with a divided house. Tinubu, Fayemi, Akande, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, Gen. Alani Akinrinade, Prof Banji Akintoye, Senator Femi Okurounmu, Senator Ayo Fasanmi, Chief Afe Babalola(SAN) and others must convey a meeting of the progressive politicians in the zone so that we can be United. If we have a candidate that is acceptable to both the North and the South, we will surely win.
“But Yoruba nation will blame Tinubu, Fayemi and Akande if the southwest fails to clinch the ticket.”