- Governor Yahaya Bello may contest the 2023 presidency
- This is as a result of the backing extended to him by Kogi state assembly
- However, the assembly urged APC to zone the vice presidency to the eastern region
This is not a joke. Governor Yahaya Bello might be the next president of Nigeria. Why? All members of the Kogi State House of Assembly have called on him to contest the 2023 presidency.
Also, the supportive members consequently passed a vote of confidence on the governor.
They equally called on the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) to zone the position of vice president to the South-Eastern part of the country; for purpose of equity, Vanguard reports.
According to the lawmakers, the governor ticked all the right boxes for the presidential seat.
“That this Kogi state House of Assembly further makes a call to national service to Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State and we hereby impress it upon him to run for the Office of the president or vice president of Nigeria in 2023 – after his current assignment in Kogi state.
Meanwhile, Nigerians have quickly reacted to the development on social media.
Adebanji Aluko said:
"Can't blame Kogi Assembly. I mean, if Buhari could become president, what stops an election rigger like YB from aspiring to the highest office in the land. Go, go, go, go Bello."
Dave John added:
"Let's give him the chance to lead Nigeria to the promised land please. I know this man personality. I've met him before and I can assure you he will empower every Nigerian youth with at least a wheelbarrow. If he could do this in Kogi, why not in Naija?"
Omori Eko on his part said:
"He has done well as a youth, let him contest for president. The youths will vote for him to replicate all he has done in Kogi state."
Domo Castro said:
"Arrant nonsense! Grant the legislative autonomy let's see whether this nonsense of all the Assembly members ask him to contest will come out. A man who barely pay salary; A man who's lacking behind his mates."
Bashir Nasidi said:
"One of the most insecure states in the country is asking its governor to gun for the presidency. We are really in trouble."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that a former Senate president, Bukola Saraki has given an indication of the strategy the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would adopt in its effort to win the 2023 general election.
Saraki said the PDP would strive to attract youths, businessmen, job creators among other stakeholders to the party.
He made the disclosure on Wednesday, December 2, at the inauguration of the PDP national reconciliation and strategic committee which he chairs.
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