- A Yoruba group has endorsed the 2023 presidential ambition of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state
- The group said the Kogi state governor is the right successor for President Muhammadu Buhari come 2023
- According to the Congress of Yoruba Youth, Governor Bello has the right template to end the ravaging insurgency, banditry and kidnapping across the country
As the plot for the 2023 presidential election thickens, a Yoruba group has recommended that the Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, run for the presidency.
The group, Congress of Yoruba Youth (CYY) said the governor is the perfect person to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
In a statement signed by its president, Aare Ibinkunle, and seen by Legit.ng, CYY said it has become clear to the youths from the southwest region of the country that Governor Bello has the capacity to end banditry, insurgency and other criminal activities bedevilling the nation.
Ibinkunle said its recommendation follows Bello's recognition as the 'Security governor of the year' by an organisation based in the United Kingdom.
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He said the governor represented by his deputy, Edward Onoja, was bestowed the award by His Royal Highness, the Emir of Lafia, Justice Sidi Bade (retired).
Leadership attributes of Governor Yahaya Bello
Congratulating the governor, the group said Bello has shown pragmatic and dynamic leadership since assuming office, adding that this is what the nation needs at this critical time.
"Despite its delicate nature, as the bridge between the north and south, Kogi is seemingly unaffected by the rising spate of crimes across the country,."
"With the knowledge that the state is central to the nation’s peace and development, Governor Bello set up a template, involving all indigenes in the fight, keeping them busy with worthy jobs and making the task of securing the state everybody’s business.
He added that other states across the country are beginning to learn from the experiences and knowledge showcased by the governor.
"We, therefore, use this medium to endorse His Excellency Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello, the Executive Governor of Kogi State, to contest and run for the office of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2023."
Other award recipients included Governors of Bauchi and Nasarawa States, former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim as well as former Chief of Army Staff, now Ambassador to the Benin Republic, Ambassador Tukur Buratai.
Kogi governor assures Nigerians he will run for presidency in 2023
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Governor Bello had earlier declared that he may run for president on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress in 2023.
In making moves to achieve this aim, Bello recently assured various stakeholders in Kebbi and Sokoto state that he will not disappoint them.
The governor also revealed that there are some elements in the country who are bent on bringing down the Buhari-Osinbajo led administration.
Trouble for kidnappers as Kogi hunters invade the forest, make arrests
The hunters invaded a forest where some kidnappers use as their hideout and arrested some of the suspects.
The arrest of the suspected kidnappers followed gunfire between the criminal and some of the hunters led by a local government chairman in the state.