- Governor Yahaya Bello's interest in the presidency in 2023 has got a strong boost
- This is as former President Obasanjo's son, Olujuwon, urged Nigerians to support the Kogi state governor
- Olujuwon said Nigeria needed a young person to succeed President Buhari in 2023
Olujuwon Obasanjo, former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s son, has reportedly declared his support for the emergence of Governor Yahaya Bello as Nigeria's president in 2023.
Daily Nigerian reports Olujunwo also called on Nigerians to support the Kogi state governor to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.
Legit.ng gathers made the appeal when he paid a courtesy visit on Bello in Abuja on Thursday, March 25, according to a statement by the Chief Secretary to the Governor, Onogwu Mohamed.
The former president's son said Nigeria needed a youthful president in the next political dispensation to drive the nation positively.
He reportedly added that electing a young person as president would engender good governance, nation-building and foster national integration.
He described Bello as a beacon of hope, urging the governor to step up his aspiration to create leadership space for youths.
Olujuwon was quoted to have said:
“With a Bello presidency, there is no doubt that youths of competence and patriotic valour under the age of 27-30 can be ministers."
In the build-up to the 2019 elections, Olujuwon supported President Buhari while his father supported the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Governor Bello has confirmed that he has the ambition to become President Buhari’s successor in 2023.
The governor told journalists in Abuja that he developed the ambition following calls by Nigerian youths, women, and other groups.
Bello said his ambition holds immense benefit for the less-privileged, the oppressed, and the needy in Nigeria just as he argued 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.