2023: KADUNA STATE GOVERNOR, EL-RUFAI REVEALS REGION TO PRODUCE NEXT PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA
…denies presidential ambition
by Peter Henry Dee
As debate on which region of Nigeria to produce the next president of the country after incumbent Muhammadu Buhari, the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has declared that it is the turn of the South to produce the next president.
The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai stated this during an interview on BBC Hausa today, Saturday August 8.
He disclosed that he would not support a Northerner to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 and denied having ambition to contest as president in the next three years.
He said: “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”.
He added: “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.”