The opposition party presents a northerner and former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as its presidential candidate for the 2023 general elections.
But Fayose believes the south should be the region to produce the next president at the end of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure in 2023.
Expressing his support for southern presidency, the former governor on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, said Buhari’s presidency implies that the next president must be a southerner.
Fayose jumps on Tinubu’s mantra
Fayose also used the ‘it’s my turn’ mantra which is politically associated with the campaign of the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.
Out of the three front runners in the 2023 presidential race, Tinubu and Peter Obi are southerners, while Atiku hails from the north.
Tinubu is the candidate of the ruling APC while Obi, who dumped the PDP last month is the presidential candidate of the Labour Party.
However, it’s not clear yet if Fayose is willing to support either Tinubu or Obi since he wants the next president to emerge from the south.