- The ambition of Governor Yahaya Bello to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari continues to gather momentum
- Bello who is determined to bring a positive change to Nigeria inaugurated a support movement in Cross River state
- The governor had earlier disclosed that he intends to formally declare his intention to contest the 2023 presidential election
Cross River - In his bid to emerge president in 2023, the governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello has taken his presidential ambition to Cross River state.
Vanguard reports that Bello on Sunday, August 8, inaugurated a support movement in the south-south state.
Bello who was represented by Ahmed Mohammed, the deputy speaker of the Kogi state House of Assembly, announced Mike Odey and Zack Odioko as the head and deputy coordinator of the support group respectively.
The governor also revealed Prince Charles Nwaca as the group’s zonal coordinator for the south-south region.
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Mohammed while noting that Bello is determined to bring a positive change to Nigeria appealed to the audience comprising that the situation in the country needs someone who is visionary and energetic to make a difference in the lives of ordinary citizens.
He stated the presidential ambition of the youthful governor in Nigeria landed on safe grounds in Cross River.
APC chieftain tips Yahaya Bello as President Buhari’s successor
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi state, Senator Smart Adeyemi described Bello as the best candidate to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
Adeyemi, who represents Kogi West at the Senate, said Bello remains the best presidential hopeful that can turn around the fortunes of Nigeria and make it one of the strongest economies in the world.
The senator appealed to Nigerians to consider the presidential aspiration of Governor Bello, saying that if given a chance, the governor would consolidate the achievements of the Buhari administration.
Bello's 2023 presidency bid: Nasarawa APC stakeholders vow to speak with one voice
Meanwhile, the speaker of the Nasarawa House of Assembly Rt Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi has revealed how the state will arrive at a decision in choosing a candidate for the 2023 presidential election following a visit by state lawmakers from Kogi state.
According to him, the ruling APC in the state will meet to take a common stance in making the choice.
The Kogi lawmakers led by Rt Hon Mathew Kolawole, the speaker of state' Assembly, were in Nasarawa in regards to Governor Yahaya Bello’s 2023 presidency aspiration.