The National Coordinator, Buhari/Osinbajo Support Group, Ebunola Martins, has opined that the next Nigerian President to succeed Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 should be an indigene of the South-East region.
The National Coordinator called on Bola Tinubu, to give up his presidential ambition and throw his support behind the SouthEastern politicians to contest for the election in 2023.
Martins declared that it was time for the people of the South East to reign in Nigeria so they should be given the opportunity to lead the people.
He made his submission in an interview a Morning Show on Arise TV.
Martins said, “Come 2023, number one, we as Yorubas, I cannot betray fellow Yoruba men. I love Yoruba, because I’m first a Yoruba man before I become a Nigerian. So, I believe in the Yoruba people and I believe in our tradition.
“But, what I mean is that in this 2023 election, if we want to be fair and we want to talk of zoning, the unwritten zoning because as you know people have said it is not constitutional, I agree with that. It is true, it is not constitutional. Some people have said zoning will not give you the best, I agree.
“But for fear of justice and fair play, that’s why I’m saying that even my big brother, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, if I were him, I will not run for the election, I will encourage my brothers from the East. We are friends, we are the same, and we are from the south. We have had our own shot, South-South has had their own shot, and I will encourage the Easterners to do so.”
“This is what I will have done. Even both political parties should bring their candidates from the South-East. Just like we did in 1999 that we brought both Obasanjo and Falae just to give the South-West that comfort, that you are part of us even if the election was annulled (in 1993).