Emerging report shows that Governors of the Southern Sates have resolved that the next President of Nigeria should come from the region.
The Governors declared their stance after a meeting held in Lagos State on Monday.
During the meeting, the Governors also discussed State Police, restructuring, open grazing and fiscal federalism.
“The forum reiterates its commitment to the politics of equity, fairness, and unanimously agreed that the presidency of Nigeria be rotated between Southern and Northern Nigeria and resolved that the next President of Nigeria should emerge from the South,” Rotimi Akeredolu, Ondo State Governor, said on behalf of the Southern Governors Forum, SGF.
Some of the Governors present at the meeting are Nyesom Wike of Rivers, Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu, and Philip Shaibu, Deputy Governor of Edo State who is representing Godwin Obaseki, Governor of the State.
Others are Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom, Diri Duoye of Bayelsa, Willie Obiano of Anambra, Ben Ayade of Cross Rivers, Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, David Umahi of Ebonyi, Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, Hope Uzodimma of Imo, Dapo Abiodun of Ogun, and Seyi Makinde of Oyo.