The Chairman of Southern Governors Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu has urged the leadership of the All Progressives Congress not to keep party members guessing on where the next president of Nigeria will come from.
The Governor in a statement he personally issued, said it is the turn of the Southern part of the country to produce the next President.
According to him, the party leadership should have no difficulty in making pronouncement on this very important issue, just as it has fixed various fees for the purchase of forms.
He urged the party leaders to do this without delay, stressing that the principle of Federal Character is enshrined in the 1999 Constitution, as amended.
Akeredolu added that it would be disingenuous for anyone to argue against rotation at this period.
He said , We must not keep our party men and women guessing on the position of the leadership of the party.
“This is the time to weigh in and take control of the process. No statement must suggest, even remotely, that the party harbours certain sentiments which may predispose it to consider throwing the contest open.
“This is certainly not the time for equivocation. EQUITY DICTATES THAT WE TAKE A STAND.
“The party Executive Committee has fixed a fee for the purchase of the nomination form for the office. It is expected, fervently, that it will proceed to complete the process by limiting the propensities for disagreement to a region for possible micro-management. It is very expedient that we avoid self-inflicted crises before the general elections”.