After the meeting chaired by the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu with the Southern Governors, they came to a conclusion that the next president must come from the South.
Speaking to Newsmen after the meeting, Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, said that;
“The Forum reiterates its commitment to the politics of equity, fairness and unanimously agrees that the presidency of Nigeria be rotated between Southern and Northern Nigeria and resolved that the next president of Nigeria should emerge from the Southern Region.”
The Governors also stood on their stance on open grazing, disclosing that September 1 had been set aside for the promulgation of the anti-open grazing law in all its member states.
All the 15 Governors present at the meeting said;
“if for any reason, security institutions need to undertake an operation in any state, the state Chief Security Officer must be duly informed. The forum frowns at selective criminal administration of Justice and resolved that arrests should be made within the ambit of the Law and fundamental human rights.”
While commending the National Assembly for the progress made in the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), the governors said they wrre rejecting the “proposed three per cent and support the five per cent share of the oil revenue to the host community as recommended by the House of Representatives. The Forum also rejects the proposed 30% share of profit for the exploration of oil and gas in the basins,” as well as the ownership structure of the proposed Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC).