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2 Key Things Akeredolu Revealed That Show Who He May Back For President in 2023.

Many Nigerians are already talking about the presidential election that will hold in 2023 even as some political heavyweights are gearing up to declare their intentions.

One of the key politicians that has opened up on the 2023 presidential election is the Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. Akeredolu revealed two things that show the politician he may back for President in 2023. He made these disclosures when he featured on a TV Program and details of some of the things he said were contained in a report by Daily Trust. This article will discuss two things Akeredolu revealed that show the politician he may back for President.

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First, Akeredolu revealed that he and other members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, are waiting for APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to state his position on 2023 presidential election. By this, Akeredolu is of the view that if Tinubu declares that he would run, he and others will follow his lead. It would be recalled that Akeredolu and other Governors in the South have stated that the South must produce the next President that would take over from Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

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As a follow up, Akeredolu declared that Tinubu is their leader in the South. Consequently, he and others are waiting for Tinubu to come back from London and declare if he would contest for President or not. He made it clear that he and others will follow what their leader Tinubu says on the issue of the 2023 presidential election. That suggest that Akeredolu and others will most likely back Tinubu if he declares to contest for President.

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Second, Akeredolu vowed that he would strongly back whoever APC presents as its presidential candidate. Obviously, Tinubu is seen by many as a favourite to win the APC ticket for the post. Although, the people of South East are seriously agitating that the APC ticket should be zoned to the region since it has never produced the President of Nigeria. Also, South South zone has some top APC politicians interested in the APC ticket with former President Goodluck Jonathan in the news over alleged plan to defect to APC and fly the party's presidential ticket.

Goodluck Jonathan Hails Tinubu At 68 – Independent Newspaper Nigeria

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However, Tinubu seems to have better support base and influential loyalists in the South and beyond that can help him to win the APC. Going by the first thing Akeredolu said, it is clear that the Ondo Governor will be among the key people that will work for Tinubu to win APC ticket. After all, Tinubu backed him and played key roles for him to win his reelection bid in Ondo in 2020 against all odds.

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