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Published On: Tue, Mar 3rd, 2020

2023: Group faults media report on El’rufai supporting zoning

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From Femi Oyelola, kaduna

A pro- El’rufai group under the auspices of The Nasiriyya of Nigeria has faulted the media report that said Governor Nasiru El-Rufai has supported Zoning for presidency.
The group described such report by the media as false because the Governor always advocated for competency not zoning for presidency.
This was contained in a statement signed by the group’s president and Secretary General Dr Modibbo Yakubun Farakwai and Dogara Ibrahim Aliyu respectively, issued to newsmen in kaduna.
The group said every Nigerian must have the inalienable right to the presidency irrespective of the region he or she comes from.
“ The attention of National working Committee of the Nasiriya of Nigeria has been drawn to a widespread story, mischievously peddled on the social media and some fictitious media organisations that Nasir El’rufai has endorsed rotational presidency (Zoning); essentially supporting a Southern Presidency in 2023. Every claim made that is made to suggest that the governor support rotational presidency is false,” he said.
The group said the issue of presidential rotation is just an intellectual aberration and that Nigeria will not accept a situation where a full- blooded free-born Nigerian cannot aspire to be president throughout his life time due to reason that it’s not the turn of his zone to present a candidate for presidency.
The group said they will continue to support good governance and sustain a genuine and democratic values, equality and diversity, inclusiveness, peaceful co-existence and national development as they enjoined Nigerians to disregard the misleading report.

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