Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate and Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Delta State, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has insisted that power must shift from the North to the South.
Omo-Agege who stated this at the inauguration of State Executive and Local Government Area Coordinators of Tinubu Support Organization in Delta State, held at Asaba, said; “the formation of the Tinubu Support Organization is very timely and commendable.
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“I sincerely commend the organizers of this group for creating a platform to network support for our presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to build on the solid foundation laid by President Muhammadu Buhari, for the rapid growth and development of our country.
“As a support group in Delta State, your duty is to mobilize support across the length and breathe of Delta State for our party to ensure that APC wins Delta State in the presidential and National Assembly elections in February 2023 and the governorship and House of Assembly elections two weeks later in March”.
“I urge you to go out and explain to our people that after eight years of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, in line with the practice of power rotation, that has been in existence since 1999, the next President should be a Southerner.
“Our party, APC kept faith with this practice and that has been enshrined in the constitution of both the APC and the PDP and nominated a Southerner, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as its Presidential candidate.
“We have a formidable Southern candidate in Bola Ahmed Tinubu. This is very important because the current democratic dispensation is anchored on the unwritten convention of power rotation driven by the principle of equity.
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“It stands on the established principle of giving every part of the country an important stake in the political arrangement. I urge your group to campaign with this fact as well as the numerous achievements of the Buhari-led administration and be rest assured that Deltans will fully support our great party.
“There’s no doubt that Tinubu will bring to bear on the nation his experience in positively turning around the socio-economic fortunes of Lagos State.