Senator for the National Assembly’s Oyo Central District, Teslim Folarin, advised politicians to suspend the debate on elections for 2023.
Folarin, who described the altercations on zoning of the next presidential race as mere distraction, urged public office holders to focus on how to deliver good governance to Nigerians, rather than deliberate on who would become president in 2023.
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Addressing journalists at a special Sallah party for constituents at his family house in Oja’gbo, Ibadan, on Sunday, the Senator said: “Our people deserve good governance. 2023 is still very far. But I know that the dynamic will change before then.
“It is normal to speculate because we have a president who is not coming back in 2023. AFor that reason, the race will start much earlier.
“However, everybody has to be very careful now because the position of the president depends largely on the party. And also, the office of the president is like a moving train; if you stand in the front of it, it will crush you.
“I’m expecting a lot of jostling, alignment and realignment in the next year, but now I believe what we should do is concentrate on how we can deliver democracy dividends to our individuals. Good governance is needed by our individuals. Anyone can say anything but we’ll see how it’s going when the time arrives.”