2023 Elections: El-Rufai says presidency should move to South after Buhari

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Second Term: El-Rufai vows to unite people of Kaduna State

2023 Elections: El-Rufai says presidency should move to South after Buhari

Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, who is the Governor of Kaduna State, has insisted that the North has no right or Justification to remain in power after President Muhammadu Buhari’s second tenure.

The Governor stated that the seat of the Presidency should rightly return to the Southern part of Nigeria.

He made it clear that even though the Constitution and Laws of the APC does not make provision for rotation but in the interest of justice, equity and fair play, Presidency should go to other regions of the country.

Vanguard quoted him as saying: The normal political idea in Nigeria is that the Presidency should rotate between the North and the South. It is not written anywhere but everyone understands it.

“In some of the parties, like the PDP, it is even written down in their constitution but it was breached in 2015. I think that every politician of honour should understand and abide by that consensus except there is an extenuating circumstance compelling it to be set aside. What could this be?

“President Yar’Adua died in office and it was compulsory for Jonathan to continue but when 2011 election came, there were many people who insisted that Jonathan should step aside for a northerner to complete the tenure of Yar’Adua but I opposed it because I didn’t think it was proper for an incumbent that got there not by his own design should be stopped from contesting when the constitution has not barred him from running.

Governor El-Rufai, who is a chieftain of APC, also made it clear that presidential candidates are chosen on the basis of merit and general acceptance.

But all things being equal, we will honour our agreement and we keep our words,” he stated.

2023 Elections: El-Rufai says presidency should move to South after Buhari

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