Gbenga Daniel, a former governor of Ogun State, urged on political leaders and traditional rulers in the South-West geopolitical region on Sunday to consult, consider, and streamline the number of presidential hopefuls from the region ahead of the general elections in 2023.
On the margins of his late father, Adebola Daniel's, 17th annual thanksgiving and 10th remembering ceremony, Daniel made the call to journalists at the Abraham Tabernacle Baptist International Worship Centre in Sagamu, Ogun State.
The call has become critical, he claims, since "the South West is being seriously examined for the president in 2023."
"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.
The former Governor noted that power belongs to God and people who are qualified can aspire, however, he said, "there is everything wrong in everybody now struggling in such a way that at the end of the day nothing is achieved."©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.