Former governor of Ogun State, South West Nigeria, Ibikunle Amosun says for the 2023 elections, he will support Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and Biyi Otegbeye, governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the state.
Gatekeepers News reports that Amosun said this in an interview published by BBC Yoruba on Monday.
Amosun said Nigeria will soon attain the level in which ethnic affiliation will not influence the choice of voters.
“By God’s grace, very soon in this generation, Nigeria will attain the level in which Nigerians will not consider the tribes of those who rule them,” Amosun said.
“However, at this present moment in Nigeria, this is why I joined many stakeholders to say that after the tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari, the presidency should come to the southern part of the country. The presidency can come from the south-west, south-east or south-south.
“That is why I stepped down for a southern aspirant during the APC presidential primary in order to form a joint support base for a southern presidency.
“You can only be friendly with someone who does not want to hurt you. We built the party in Ogun.
“For the presidential election, I’m supporting APC, but for the governorship election, I’m not supporting APC and I know that members of my camp are not supporting APC. We are not hiding it. I’m supporting Biyi Otegbeye from ADC.”