South-West APC presidential aspirants wants President to emerge from region

South-west APC presidential aspirants and leaders met in Lagos on Friday and reached an agreement to ensure that the region produces the next APC presidential candidate.

A former National Chairman of the APC, Chief Bisi Akande, made this known while addressing journalists at the end of the meeting.

He said the South-west APC presidential aspirants, governors, and other leaders have united ahead of the 2023 general elections.

The party stalwarts and aspirants also agreed “to talk to themselves and the public with absolute decorum.”

Akande said: “We are united as we will ensure that the presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria will come to the South-west.

“We had a fruitful discussion. We also resolved that everybody should maintain absolute decorum because we are united.”

Those present at the meeting included Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu; former Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila.

The governors of Lagos, Osun, Ogun, Ondo, and Ekiti, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Gboyega Oyetola, Dapo Abiodun, Rotimi Akeredolu, and Kayode Fayemi, respectively were present.

Also at the meeting were the Ministers of Works and Housing, Trade and Industry and Investment, and Interior, Babatunde Fashola, Adeniyi Adebayo, and Rauf Aregbesola, respectively.

The National Secretary of APC, Chief Iyiola Omisore was also at the meeting.

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