Yoruba Ronu Leadership Forum, a socio-political group in the south west region has thrown its weight behind calls for power shift to the South East region.
President of the forum, Akin Malaolu, in a statement on Tuesday insisted that 2023 is the turn of the Igbo to produce the next president of the country.
He described the decision of the National leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to throw his hat into the race as a “Troublemaking Adventure”, noting however that the former Lagos State Governor reserves the right to vie for any elective position.
The Yoruba forum berated Tinubu for declaring his ambition at the Presidential Villa, noting that his visit to Buhari was “purposely orchestrated to create an impact that may unbalance the present leadership of the APC, the progressive governor’s forum and enlarge the fault lines already visible and to midwife a division within the party.”
This, Malaolu said is uncalled for, especially coming at a time the country needs peace.
He insisted that the forum will not be tricked into supporting any other presidential aspiration other than the one from the south east region and urged Northern and Southern leaders to put their feelings in check and support the Igbos.
While urging the south not to play the “Traitor Role”, the forum said it resolve to support Igbo Presidency is constant and concluded that “On Igbo presidency we still stand.”