- Ahead of the 2023 elections, Governor Yahaya Bello has said presidential zoning is not the APC's constitution
- The Kogi governor, however, said it is within the rights of those agitating for the presidency to return to the south in 2023 to do so
- Governor Bello said this through one of his aides who represented him at the inauguration of a presidential campaign movement in Kaduna
Kaduna, Kaduna state - Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has said Nigerian youths will decide his fate in the 2023 presidential race.
Legit.ng gathers that the Kogi governor also said rotational presidency is not in the constitution of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Bello, who was represented at the event by his special adviser on youth and student affairs, Ahmed Jubril, said it is a good development that Nigerian youths are now coming on board to identify with youth like them for the exalted position of Nigerian president.
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Agitation for southern presidency
Also speaking on the agitation for the return of presidency to the south, Governor Bello said:
“The agitation is part of democracy, everybody has the right to call for what they want and it is their opinion.
"But we know that as a party, in the APC, we don’t have any fixed law saying anybody is entitled to power in any area for a period of time. Let the youth of Nigeria decide who they want."
Jubril said Governor Bello will emerge Nigeria's president "by the grace of God, because man proposes, but God has the final say."
“When elected President of Nigeria, Governor Bello will be doing a lot differently, because he has been doing that. The nation is just getting back from Coronavirus and economic recession and you can see Kogi was rated fastest growing economy in Nigeria within that period of time."
Presidency 2023: My simple advice to Tinubu - Governor Bello
Governor Bello's advice is contained in an interview published by Daily Trust on Sunday, August 22.
Though he has not openly declared his interest, there are strong speculations that Tinubu wants to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.