A former Emir of Kano and ex-governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has said zoning the presidency to a particular region in the 2023 general elections may leave the country “with two useless candidates.” 

While granting an interview on Arise TV on Friday, Sanusi said he was objected to discussions that considered where a president should come from.

He said those who wanted to run for presidency should come forward and declare their interest. 

This comes amid talks in the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) about zoning the presidency to the south.

The former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor said Nigeria needs a president who can deliver, irrespective of where he is from.

He said, “I have always objected to this idea that we should focus on where the president comes from. We have got southern governors saying we want the presidency and some northern governors saying that they want it in the north. Have you noticed that nobody has given the name of what they want?” he said.

“This whole thing is to corner the presidency to one part of the country and the big masquerade will come out. And that is why…

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