A socio-political group in the South-West, Yoruba Ronu Leadership Forum, has declared its support for the South-East region to produce the next president of Nigeria.
The group said it would not support any presidential candidate from other regions except the south-East.
In a statement by its president, Mr Akin Malaolu, the group said the declaration of the former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for the 2023 presidency, is a trouble-making adventure but said that it recognized the right of the APC National leader to pursue his ambition.
The statement titled, “Tinubu’s Presidential Ambition is a Trouble-making Adventure”, stated that “it sees Tinubu’s visit to the President as a troublemaking misstep purposely to create an impact that may unbalance the present drivers of the party, the progressive governors’ forum and enlarge the fault lines already visible and to midwife a division within. ”
The statement also added, “This attitude is uncalled for, particularly from any democrat that is worthy of being a member of an association and at a time the nation is looking for peace.”
The group further advised that presidential interest from any tribe other than from the Igbos may wreck havoc to the unity of the country.
It also said the country would be more united if there could be an agreement if the position of the president is rotated among the three major tribes in the country.
It pleaded with the leaders, mostly in the south, not to play the “traitor role”, stressing that it had taken a position to support Igbo presidency come 2023 and that there was no going back.