Governor Kaduna Nasir El-Rufai revealed that the candidate for president of the Congress of Progress (APC) in the 2023 elections must come from the southern region of the country.
The governor of Kaduna, who revealed that the ruling party’s southern clubs would decide which part of the region the candidate will come from, also told in an interview with Canal TV that the ruling party’s national presidency would take over the northern region.
“We hope that our presidential candidate arrives somewhere in the south.
“It is up to the APC in the South Caucasus to present us with an acceptable candidate now.”
The governor, who ruled out running for office at the next general assembly, said he would change his mind if President Muhammadu Buhari ordered him to run for president.
“It would be a different conversation. I’ll explain why I don’t think it’s a good idea, but of course, if she insists, I’ll do it. I am so tired.
“I am physically tired because I take my job seriously. I’ve been working hard for eight years, and I’m not young anymore.
“Next year, I will be 63 years old. So I prefer to look at other opportunities to contribute to the development of my country, but of course, I didn’t want to run for governor. Still, the president insisted, so if he insists that I do something, I have to do it—much respect for him and his judgment that I would be reluctant to do so.