2023: El-Rufai speaks on region to produce president


Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai has stated that presidency should return to the southern part of the country in 2023.

El-Rufai, who spoke with the BBC Hausa on Saturday August 8, revealed that he will only support a southerner to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

He opined that even the idea of rotating the presidency between the north and the south has no constitutional backing, but it’s necessary because of the political arrangements.

His words, “In Nigerian politics, there is a system of rotation, in which everyone agrees that if the north rules for eight years, the south will rule for eight years.

“That is why I came out and said that after President Buhari has been in office for eight years, no northerner should run for office. Let the Southerners also have eight years.

“If you look at how I am, I don’t take anyone to work with me for the zone he came from. The eligibility I look at is if who is entrusted to the public will hold it properly.

“It has been said that I have loved the presidency since I was a minister in the FCT. This is nonsense. I do not want the Nigerian presidency. God gives power, whether you like it or not, if He wants it, He will give it to you, but I have never sought the presidency of Nigeria, no one can say I have ever sought it.”


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