The 2023 presidential ambition of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu might have suffered a serious setback.
This follows a statement by Karounwi Oladapo, Southwest All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker Zonal Publicity Secretary.
Oladapo was quoted as saying that Governor Kayode Fayemi is hugely favoured in line to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari.
In an interview, Oladapo, a former Deputy Speaker of Ekiti State stated that although APC National Leader Asiwaji Bola Tinubu has paid his dues, “Fayemi is a Christian from the South and the crown fits him.”
The former lawmaker attributed the submission to age and faith factor, adding that by 2023 when Buhari’s tenure will dive down, Tinubu would have been “above 70 years of age.”
He further stated that Governor Fayemi, on the other hands, is a senior youth within the bracket of the ‘sorosoke’ generation’s request.”
Governor Fayemi and Tinubu are rumoured to be eyeing the biggest office in the country, although there is yet to be an official declaration from the camps of the two APC leaders.
However, they have not distanced themselves from the growing speculations.
Oladapo said by calculation, a Muslim cannot succeed President because there is no antecedent for it in the political history of the country.
According to him, this will make it difficult for Tinubu to succeed President Buhari when his administration ends in 2023.