- The governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, has reacted to calls in some quarters for him to throw his hat into the ring for president
- According to Bello, he is focused on delivering his second term mandate as the leader of Kogi state
- The governor explained that he does not want to be distracted by calls for him to contest the 2023 presidential election
Amid calls to contest the forthcoming 2023 presidential election, Kogi governor, Yahaya Bello has said he is focused on delivering his mandate of rebuilding the state.
Bello noted this on Monday, December 21, in reaction to those calling on him to contest as Nigeria's next leader.
A statement by Onogwu Sani Mohammed, his chief press secretary, stated that the governor made the comment at the security and economic summit of the Northcentral Governors Forum in Benue state.
According to the governor, he does not want to be distracted in delivering his second term mandate of rebuilding Kogi state.
He went on to note that his administration’s ability to curb insecurity and the massive youth empowerment has been attracting calls for him to join the 2023 presidential race.
On the 2023 presidency, the Kogi state leader added that the issue should not be put on the front burner.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that members of the Kogi state House of Assembly have called on Governor Bello to contest the 2023 presidency.
Also, the supportive members consequently passed a vote of confidence on the governor. They equally called on the ruling APC to zone the position of the vice president to the southeastern part of the country; for purpose of equity.
According to the lawmakers, the governor ticked all the right boxes for the presidential seat.
In a related development, the Kogi commissioner for information and communication, Kingsley Fanwo, has said that many people have asked the governor of the state, to contest the 2023 presidential race.
Fanwo in a statement on his Twitter page @KingsleyFanwo said that many people have asked the governor to contest the election.
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