LAGOS – Senator Seye Ogunlewe, former Minister of Works has said that if the presidency of the country is zoned to the Southwest in 2023, the likes of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State and Senator Ibikunle Amosun cannot match Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Ogunlewe emphasized that all belong to the same family, adding that Tinubu remains the father of all and leader as none of them match the leader one-on-one in politics.
The former lawmaker, who was a guest on Arise Television on Wednesday said, “Tinubu made them and he can tell them how he has been able to raise them. I prefer Tinubu as president because he has developed a lot of human resource systems.
“We have seen how he was able to place several people in certain positions. Look at the composition of the structure of Nigeria. Where is the Vice-President from? Where is the Speaker of the House of Representatives from? Did that happen by accident?
He added, “Somebody who was working behind the scene made it possible to place his people in the structure of Nigeria. I am amazed how he was able to achieve that. I have been in the system, and I cannot believe that a substantial number of Northerners will vote for a Southwest speaker when we have a Yoruba man as the vice-president. I have worked with the Northern people and for them to have agreed to that structure, we should give it to Tinubu.”
Regrettably, Ogunlewe said should the southeast region be given the opportunity to present the next president, the people are divided.