Gbenga Daniel, a former Governor of Ogun State, has said the southwest is being considered to produce Nigeria’s next president.
Daniel said the southwest stands a better chance of producing Nigeria’s next president if the region agrees to a consensus candidate.
The former governor urged traditional rulers and political stakeholders in the region to streamline and produce a consensus candidate.
He spoke while addressing journalists at the remembrance service for his late father, Adebola Daniel, at the Abraham Tabernacle Baptist International Worship Centre in Sagamu, Ogun State.
According to Daniel: “The western states or what you can call the south-west is being strongly considered to take over the mantle of leadership for the President.
“As usual you know how it goes, there are many of our people who are qualified, strong, willing and able. But if we really want to retain that opportunity, it is incumbent on all our leaders and elders to come together and streamline.
“If they come together, consider one or two people, the chances are that Nigerians would respond and respect that wish.
“That is why I am appealing to all our Obas and leaders not to rest on their oars. Power is never served a la carte. They, therefore, have duties and responsibilities to come together and say we can present a candidate.”
There are speculations that Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, will run for the presidency in 2023.
Also, the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo is believed to be nursing a presidential ambition.
A lot of pressure groups have been rooting for Tinubu and Osinbajo to contest for the presidency.
However, both Tinubu and Osinbajo have not declared their intention to run for the presidency.
Tinubu, Osinbajo: Southwest strongly considered to produce Buhari’s successor – Gbenga Daniel