Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai has come out to say that the zoning arrangement in Nigerian politics has to be respected.
He recently revealed that the next President of Nigeria must come from the southern part of Nigeria and he should rule for another 8 years.
According to him, the idea of rotating the presidency between the southern and the northern part of the country is based on Nigeria’s political arrangement and should continue.
He added that after President Buhari’s ends, no northerner should be allowed to run for office anytime soon.
His words, “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.”