Why Yorubas might not get Presidency in 2023 — Ezekiel Fatoye

Chief Ezekiel Olasunmoye Fatoye, a Chartered Engineer and elder statesman is one of the founding fathers of telecommunication business in Nigeria.

He was a former Executive Director of the defunct Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL) before he went into private telecommunications business in 1996.

He has been in the business for the past 50 years.

Chief Fatoye could be described as the ‘godfather of modern day Nigeria Telecoms business’ with his co-founding of one of Nigeria’s leading CDMA technology, MULTILINKS in 1996 before the company was sold off to a South African company, TELKOM at the entry of Global System Mobile (GSM) technology in year 2001.

Fatoye, 81, hails from Gbongan, Osun State, South West Nigeria. He is not only an old member of the old generation of Nigerians who saw the early good times but perhaps, one of the few lucky ones, still living to see the new but disrupted Nigeria of today.

At this age, like every other compatriots and member of the senior citizen class, the Gbongan Chief and elder statesman is not happy with the state of things in the country.

Chief looked at his crystal ball to see what year 2023 looks like for the Yoruba people of Southern Nigeria (South West) and what the elder statesman sees is quite interesting.

The Yoruba of South Western Nigeria got their term to rule with President Olusegun Obasanjo ending a long time rule of the northern oligarchy in an over twenty five years rule via military intervention with the return of democracy in 1999.

After him,it was agreed that the presidency will be rotated between South and Northern Nigeria. President Buhari, the present Nigerian leader will complete his second term in 2023 after taking power from President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.

Chief Fatoye shared his opinion with Asabe Afrika TV in a recent encounter inside his Lagos, Nigeria home.

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