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Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on Thursday, said it is a struggle for a southern president to emerge in 2023, and that the struggle will continue until realised.

He urged Nigerians to vote for the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the spirit of fairness and equality.

The Governor explained that since President Muhammadu Buhari from the North is spending eight years, then it was the turn of the South to produce the next President for another eight years.

Mr Akeredolu spoke while playing host to former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, at the Government House, Alagbaka, Akure.

Mr Amaechi was in Akure for the Presentation of Staff of Office to former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olu Falae, who was crowned thw Olu of Ilu Abo, in Akure North Local Government Area.

Mr Akeredolu disclosed that no loyalist of the APC can forget the principal role of Mr Amaechi as Director-General of the party’s Presidential campaign in 2015.

He appreciated the former minister for coming to Akure to honour Mr Falae, adding that the monarch had served Nigeria creditably well and the State is proud of him.

“Thank you for coming. Chief Falae has served this country creditably well, and we, in Ondo State, are very proud of him. He left from the Bank, he became the Minister for Finance and also served as Secretary to the Government of the Federation. So he has done his best and uptill now when he is less busy he will find time to advise us,” Mr Akeredolu said.

Earlier, Mr Amaechi thanked Governor Akeredolu for recognizing and elevating Olu Falae, describing him as one of the few Nigerian elites who is prominent, patriotic and had served Nigeria diligently.

“Because of my campaign for Presidency, I knew Chief Olu Falae. We visited his house in Akure. So I came to visit Chief Olu Falae whom you have kindly recognized with the Panel report,” he said.

He also commended Mr Akeredolu for his leadership qualities and for always being at the fore front of good governance in the country.

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