El-Rufai makes clarification on the region to produce next president

Nasir El-Rufai, the Governor of Kaduna State,  has made his position clear on which zone or region should produce the next President of Nigeria.

El-Rufai who made his opinion known during an interview on BBC Hausa service on Saturday, clarified that the South should produce the next president of Nigeria.

He further stated that he will not support a Northerner to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023, while also denying that he has ambition to contest for presidency in three years.

According to him, “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.

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“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.

 “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.”

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