EL-RUFAI INSISTS ON SUPPORTING SOUTHERN CANDIDATE FOR 2023 PRESIDENCY
Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has said that he would not go back on his decision to support some one from the South to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s President in 2023.
Governor El-Rufai made this known over the weekend on television programme monitored by Brave Views, insisting that power should shift to the South in 2023.
He argued that even the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had that kind of arrangement of power rotation, which was why Late Umaru Yar’Adua came to power, after former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
He said he did not say he would not support a northern or southern candidate, but that it is just a fact that power had to shift to the south in 2023, even though there was no such power sharing in the APC’s constitution.
“After Buhari, what is honourable is for the northern politicians to put their support for southern candidate. I don’t believe in zoning but that is my opinion. We have this arrangement, we should maintain it.
“I don’t believe any part of Nigeria has a monopoly to power. We have an understanding, let us stick to it.
“In 1998, this nation has a consensus that power should go to the Southwest.
“In 2023, I believe that all parties should present candidates from the south,” he insisted.