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2023: South will produce next President, El-Rufai

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Regards the 2023 presidential polls, the Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has stated that the southern region of Nigeria ought to produce the country’s succeeding president.

The governor made the assertion in an interview BBC Hausa Service on Saturday, August 8, 2020, Premium Times reported.

El-Rufai has stated he doesn’t support the concept that a northerner ought to bid for the presidency after the present government of Muhammadu Buhari.

In his words: “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,”

He remarked that the power shift structure among the many regions of the nation must be obeyed despite the fact that not supported by the law.

Meanwhile, the call for a president from the southern extraction of Nigeria has earned an enormous rise after the senator representing Borno South, Mohammed Ali Ndume disclosed his support for the glamour.

Ndume revealed his position during an interview with Nigerian Tribune which was publicized on Sunday, August 2.

Based on the Senator, it’s only acceptable in the name of fairness and justice that the south be considered to have a turn on the presidency after incumbent Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure ends in 2023.

Ndume said additionally that on the formation of the ruling party, the office of the president was zoned to the north and it’s only fair that it’s zoned to the south next.

He further said that even the APC wouldn’t encourage a president from the north. Letting a northern presidential candidacy, he stated, is the same as a 3rd time period for President Buhari.

In another statement, the presidency has countered to Mamman Daura’s remark during which he thwarted the application of the rotational presidency within the nation ahead of the 2023 elections.

President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, Daura while with BBC Hausa on Tuesday, July 28, recommended that 2023 presidency ought to be based on merit and competence, not on tribe and regional interest.

But, the presidency, in an announcement by Garba Shehu, the senior particular assistant to the president (media and publicity), stated the views expressed by Daura had been his alone.

Shehu stated Daura’s position didn’t in any manner replicate that of the Buhari-led administration.

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