Saturday September 19, 2020 8:02 PM

2020: I will not support a Northerner to succeed Buhari, says gov El-Rufai

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has explained why the southern part of the country should not  produce the next president of Nigeria.

Speaking during an interview on BBC Hausa on Saturday,  El-Rufai said he will not support a Northerner to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

The Governor also denied he has ambition to contest for presidency in three years.

“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,” El-Rufai said.

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

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