The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said that power will return to the South-West in 2023 if people of the region vote President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
He categorically called on the people to vote for Buhari in the 2019 elections to guarantee a return of power.
Some leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the South-East had on several occasions, maintained that President Buhari will be handing over power to the region in 2023 if he gets votes from the South-East.
But Fashola, who spoke at a special Town Hall Meeting on infrastructure organised by the Ministry of Information and Culture and the National Orientation Agency held in Ibadan, Oyo State on Thursday, told the gathering that power was returning to the South-West in 2023.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed led three other ministers including Fashola, Ministers of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu to the town hall meeting.
Fashola said aside the massive investments by the Buhari administration on infrastructure across the country and South-West in particular, the zone would benefit more politically by voting for Buhari in 2019.
The minister, who spoke in Yoruba language and with a proverb, said, “Did you know that power is rotating to the South-West after the completion of Buhari’s tenure if you vote for him in 2019?
“Your child cannot surrender her waist for an edifying beads and you will use the bead to decorate another child’s waist.
“A vote for Buhari in 2019, means a return of power to the South-West in 2023. I am sure you will vote wisely,” the former Lagos governor said.