- The 2023 presidential election continues to be a front-burner issue in the Nigerian political space though it's a bit far ahead
- Senator Jibrin Isah from Kogi state reignited the 2023 presidency discourse as he endorsed Governor Yahaya Bello to succeed President Buhari
- The senator also highlighted some reasons why he endorsed the Kogi state governor for the number one seat
The possibility of Yahaya Bello succeeding President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 has received a boost as Senator Jibrin Isah endorsed the Kogi state governor.
The Nation reports that the senator who is representing Kogi East senatorial district also urged the people to rally round him.
Legit.ng gathers that the senator made the declaration at the Government House in Lokoja, Kogi state capital, during a meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC)'s stakeholders.
He cited Governor Bello’s achievements and style of governance as the reasons why he believes he deserves the presidential seat.
Senator Isah also said the APC chapter in Kogi state should support the deputy governor, Edward Onoja, to succeed Bello as the governor of Kogi state.
APC chieftains disagree
Many APC chieftains present at the meeting reportedly flayed Isah for his remarks, saying that he derailed from the main agenda the meeting which has to do with the membership revalidation exercise.
They said the meeting's focus should have centred on galvanising support for the APC registration which they said was taking an ethnic dimension.
Four APC governors move to draft Jonathan into 2023 presidential race
Meanwhile, another report has indicated that a grand plot to draft President Goodluck Jonathan into the presidential race has commenced with four APC governors from the north leading the charge.
Legit.ng gathered that a group of 10 politicians from the south comprising notable figures from Bayelsa, the home state of the former president, had been given the mandate to begin a media campaign that would midwife the plan.
According to the report, the group led by a chieftain of the APC from Bayelsa and Jonathan’s political ally was said to have met on two occasions to discuss the modalities of rolling out the campaign.