Ahead of the 2023 presidential election, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has said that the southern part of the country should produce Nigeria’s next president.
The Kaduna made the statement on Saturday, August 8, in an interview with the BBC Hausa service, Premium Times reported.
El-Rufai said he does not support the idea that a northerner should contest for the seat after President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure.
“The southern part of the country is supposed to produce the president come 2023; I don’t support a northerner to vie for the seat after President Muhammadu Buhari, based on Nigeria’s political arrangement,” El-Rufai was quoted saying.
He noted that the power shift arrangement among the various regions of the country should be respected even though not backed by the constitution.