2023: I May Anoint A Woman As My Successor: El-Rufai

Nasir El-Rufai
Governor Nasir El-Rufai

Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state says his successor might be a woman but debunked claims that he has anointed as anyone for the position come 2023 elections in the state.

He said he may decide to pick a female just as he did when he selected his deputy Hadiza Balarabe.

El-Rufai however noted that, it’s too early to start talking about the 2023 election, saying only God knows who will replace him as the governor of the state.

He said this during a media chat which aired on major private radio stations in the state.

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The governor who was reacting to rumours in social media about his decision to anoint one of his aides as a successor said that 10 persons had already shown interest.

The governor said, “I heard a lot of things where people say I have already anointed a successor. I didn’t have anybody ‎in mind that I want to replace me.

“I have many people working under me which I will want them to replace me because they are all qualified but to say I have an individual in mind, I will say I don’t. Let the masses elect the next leader for themselves and remember, only God can choose a leader.

“I went out to seek for people’s support before I was voted. So, let anybody interested in replacing me to also seek the support of the people. My prayers always is for Allah to choose the right person for the state so that the state can move forward,” he said.


  1. Garba Shehu has been with Akiku Abubakar for many year, Shehu was his spokes man, for many year, before the merger of the three big parties to form the Apc. It is a fulani tradition as well as the hausas to kneel down to greet their elders. Akiku is 70 and i am sure Garba is quite younger than him apart from being his former boss. Therefore it is not surprising at all to kneel down to greet a former vice president nigeria, as the tradition demands. Their political affiliation has nothing to do with their private relationship.


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