The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has said the South should produce the next president of Nigeria.
El-Rufai stated this during an interview on BBC Hausa on Saturday.
According to him, he will not support a Northerner to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
The Governor also denied he has ambition to contest for presidency in three years.
“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,” El-Rufai said.
He added: “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.”