- Some Nigerian politicians are already contemplating their next elective office ahead of 2023
- The Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, disclosed why he is nursing a presidential ambition
- Bello’s campaign posters have been on display in major cities across the country
The Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, has confirmed that he has the ambition to become President Buhari’s successor in 2023.
“I don’t refer to this as my presidential ambition. It is the ambition of the youths, the younger generation, the women, the less-privileged, the deprived and the oppressed in the society.
“These are the people calling me to come and serve, to run and contest for president in 2023 and in order that I don’t run foul of the law, I am waiting for an appropriate time to officially give the nod to that call.''
According to The Sun, he said his ambition holds immense benefit for the less-privileged, the oppressed, and needy in Nigeria.
Bello also indicated that it is possible for a politician from northern Nigeria to become the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) after Buhari’s tenure.
He suggested that there is nothing restricting APC members from contesting for the presidency on the platform of the party irrespective of the zone they come from.
The governor’s stance is contrary to claims by some high-ranking members of the APC who said there is a zoning arrangement with regards to the presidential ticket between the north and south.
Meanwhile, Sule Lamido, a former presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has alleged that the ruling APC has no vision.
Daily Trust reported that while speaking at the inauguration of Rumuji, Ibaa, Obelle Isokpo road in Emouha local government area of Rivers state on Monday, March 8, Lamido described the APC as an assemblage of persons moved by anger, envy, and malice.
he said the remodelling of airports, rehabilitation of railway, and reforms that the current administration is boasting of are all initiatives of the PDP.
Kess Ewubare is a senior political/current affairs correspondent at Legit.ng. He has both a BSc and a Master’s degree in mass communication. He has over 10 years of experience in working in several fields of mass communication including radio, TV, newspaper, and online. For Kess, journalism is more than a career, it is a beautiful way of life.