Kaduna state Governor El-Rufai has spoken up on the issue of the marginalization the south south and south east are facing concerning the presidency seat
For a while now, there has been calls for the Leadership of the nation to be duly shared amongst all the regions of the country
El-Rufai who said this in an interview with BBC Hausa on Saturday August 8, added that he won’t be supporting any northerner to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
El-Rufai further stated that though the idea of rotating the presidency may not be constitutional, it is based on the country’s political arrangement.
He said and we Quote;
“In Nigerian politics, there is a system of rotation,
in which everyone agrees that if the north rules for eight years,
the south will Also 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 further stated that
“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.
“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.
God gives power, whether you like it or not,
if He wants it, He will give it to you,
but I have never sought the presidency of Nigeria,
no one can say I have ever sought it.”