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Why South West deserves 2023 presidency, by Yoruba youths 

By Rotimi Agboluaje, Ibadan
26 September 2021   |   1:17 am
A Yoruba group, Yoruba Youth Socio-cultural Association (YYSA) yesterday said the Southwest deserved to be given the chance to produce the President in 2023, saying the region has paid its due.

A Yoruba group, Yoruba Youth Socio-cultural Association (YYSA) yesterday said the Southwest deserved to be given the chance to produce the President in 2023, saying the region has paid its due.

This was contained in a statement by the group’s National President, Olalekan Hammed. The group said:” Among the three geo-political zones that constitute southern Nigeria, Southwest has maximally paid its dues in APC and deserves the party’s presidential ticket in 2023.

“Starting from the enormous roles played by southwest political leaders in the merger that gave birth to APC, the election that brought President Muhammadu Buhari into power was highly complemented by Southwest votes as at the time when both Southsouth and Southeast could not give him (Buhari) the required 25 per cent vote. 

“Moreover, PDP hardly won a state out of six in our region from 2015 till date, which is evidently enough to prove our progressivism. 

“Besides that, Governors defecting to APC in Southsouth and southeast after 2019 are children of circumstance and opportunists. They are now identifying with heroes in progressives’ family after relentless efforts made by pioneers to build the house. They are people that were reaping in PDP when Southwest progressives were struggling as opposition to send PDP out.”