Ladi Adebutu, a governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State on Monday knocked the people of South-West, saying another northerner ought to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
Adebutu made this known on Monday, while speaking during a campaign to garner support ahead of the 2023 polls in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
He explained that the former President Olusegun Obasanjo and interim Head of State Ernest Shonekan from the South-West geopolitical zone have been Nigerian leaders at separate times.
He stressed that nobody from the North-East had been the President of Nigeria, adding that some persons had lost their integrity because of a pot of porridge.
He said; “What I want to talk about today is the coexistence of the Yoruba people with others in Nigeria. Earlier, I told some people to support Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as the next president for the peace of Nigeria but some people turned deaf ears; they insisted that it is the turn of the Yoruba people but the Yoruba people have been in power for a number of times.
“Our father Olusegun Obasanjo was in power. Our father (Ernest) Shonekan was also there. Let’s not be selfish. Is it only Yoruba that exists? The truth must be said.”
“We cannot take Yorubaland out of the mainstream of Nigeria. Yorubaland must remain in the mainstream of Nigeria,” he noted whilst reacting to secession calls by some groups.