Samuel Ortom, the governor of Benue state on Saturday, November 19 said that the next President after Buhari should automatically come from the Southern part of the country.

According to Channels Television, Gov. Ortom said that he was the first governor from the North to support a southern presidency while speaking at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium at the launch of the People’s Democratic Party state campaign in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. He made it known that his support was for the interest of fairness and justice.

“Nigerians, for the sake of equity, fairness and justice, expect that after eight years of President Buhari, the next President should go to the south irrespective of political affiliation and that is the right thing to do. We are Nigerians and we must ensure that all of us work together.”

Ortom who is one of the G5 governors of the PDP  said Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike was the right candidate to succeed Buhari but that “enemies of progress” made sure he lost the party’s presidential primary in May.