Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has said Nigeria’s next president should come from the Southern part of the country.
El-Rufai in an interview with BBC Hausa said it is baseless for anyone to link him to the Presidential seat in 2023, revealing that he’s not interested in it.
He said Nigeria has always rotated the Presidency and after Buhari’s 8 years, it should be taken to the South.
“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,” el-Rufai said.
“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.”
In July, Mamman Daura said Nigeria’s next president shouldn’t be zoned. In an interview with BBC Hausa, he said the the best man should emerge in a statement that attracted serious condemnation from several social-cultural groups.