Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State said he won’t support a northern candidate for the presidency in 2023.
The governor disclosed that new development while speaking in an interview on Saturday, with the BBC Hausa Service as published by The Cable, The Punch reports.S
El-Rufai said, the country’s political arrangement which he believes should be respected, stressing that the idea of zoning the presidential seat is necessarily not constitutional.
El-Rufai also disclosed that, he does not support a northerner to vie for the seat after President Muhammadu Buhari, based on Nigeria’s political arrangement.
“The southern part of the country is supposed to produce the president come 2023;
“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.”
Concerning rumours of him becoming the governor, El-Rufai revealed that he had no interest in becoming the president in 2023 and termed rumours around such as being baseless.