- Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has said that a young person should be allowed to succeed President Buhari in 2023
- Bello said that Nigerians are eager to see that a young and energetic president takes over from Buhari
- The governor also said that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu would support a youthful president after Buhari's tenure
As many zones are agitating to produce President Muhammadu Buhari's successor in 2023, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has revealed why youth should be allowed to be president.
TheCable reports that Bello said he believes Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), would support a youthful president in 2023.
Legit.ng gathered that although Tinubu has not declared that he would be running for president, the APC chieftain, who marked his 69th birthday on Monday, March 29, is rumoured to be nursing the ambition to lead the country in 2023.
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Bello, who is currently serving his second tenure in office, became one of Nigeria’s youngest governors at the age of 40 in 2015 and he is believed to be interested in the 2023 presidential race.
The online medium noted that when asked in an interview with the BBC Pidgin who would make a better president between him and Tinubu in 2023, Bello said Tinubu is a kingmaker who knows his limitations and would rather advocate for the younger generation to take over the leadership of the country.
“Our national leader, Tinubu, is a revered statesman, well-respected by all, including me. I know that he is a smart mentor. He has brought up a lot of leaders in this country. He’s a wonderful kingmaker. And I know surely that he wants this country to be on auto-cruise very soon."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Femi Fani-Kayode, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), revealed two zones that should produce President Muhammadu Buhari's successor in 2023.
It was reported that the PDP chieftain in a tweet on Tuesday, March 2, said all other geopolitical zones in Nigeria have produced the nation's president or head of state except the middle belt and the southeast.