- Yahaya Bello has been identified as one of the Nigerian governors to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023
- CITAR N.G.O has declared full support for the Kogi state governor vowing to drag him to court if he refuses to contest
- The group described Bello as someone with a detribalized personality that can lead Nigeria
A northern group under the auspices of CITAR N.G.O on Sunday, January 17, vowed to drag the governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, to court if he decides not to grant the movement's pleas of contesting the presidential seat.
The CITAR N.G.O spokesman, Hayatu Girie, made this known in a statement after the group's meeting in Kaduna state, amid heightened conversation over who succeeds President Muhammadu Buari in 2023.
According to Girie, the group has started consulting the elders and religious leaders across the six geopolitical zones on how to compel the governor to join the presidential race, Leadership reports.
The group explaining the rationale for their stand stressed that Bello is a detribalized personality who can lead the country to the promised land.
They also stated that Bello, who became one of Nigeria’s youngest governors at the age of 40 has an advantage, age-wise.
APC youths urge Bello to run for presidency
This development is coming three days after youths under the umbrella of the All Progressives Congress National Youths Leadership maintained that their call for Bello to run for the presidency in 2023 was non-negotiable.
In a statement sent to Legit.ng on Thursday, January 14, the APC youths lauded the leadership style of the governor which encompasses all-inclusiveness, bridge-building, and fostering of national unity.
The leaders of the youth group made this known during a courtesy call to congratulate Bello on his recent appointment as chairman, APC Mobilisation and Sensitisation Committee for the party’s registration and revalidation exercise.
Bello's presidential campaign posters flood Kano
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that campaign posters of Bello surfaced on some major roads in Kano state.
The posters carrying inscriptions suggesting the governor’s 2023 presidential ambitions, were spotted in some areas of the foremost northern commercial city.
The posters do not bear any party’s logo but there was a big inscription which reads: ‘For generational change 2023, vote Yahaya Bello for President, Federal Republic of Nigeria.’
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