The Governor of Kaduna State , Nasir El Rufai, has revealed his stand on zoning for the 2023 presidential election .
NAIJA NEWS NG reports that the All Progressive Congress (APC) stalwart while answering questions today 8 August on BBC Hausa said he will not back any northerner who wants to aspire to be Nigeria’s next president. El Rufai said he will only support a Southern presidential candidate.
El Rufai added that zoning is a Nigerian political arrangement that should be allowed to work even though it is not constitutional.
El Rufai said;
“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.
“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.”