Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna has clarified the position of Northern Governors Forum on power shift.
At a meeting in Kaduna on Monday, the governors had said rotational presidency was against Nigeria’s constitution.
They said this in reaction to the demand of their Southern counterparts who have demanded that their region must produce Nigeria’s next president.
He said if the south wants power, it should be prepared to sit with the north, dialogue and negotiate then agree on who should be voted but not use compulsion to demand power shift.
“We are not saying there cannot be rotational presidency, it can be done but you have to come and sit with the politicians in the north and dialogue and then we agree to give our support to the south but no one has the right to sit in Lagos or Port Harcourt and say whether northerners want it or not, they must relinquish power to the south, that is wrong, it is not how we do politics and in fact, it is foolish.”
Meanwhile, Tinubu Vanguard, a political support group, has asked Bola Tinubu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to contest for the 2023 presidential election.