- Hafsat Abiola has revealed why she accepted to lead the presidential campaign of Governor Yahaya Bello
- According to her, the Kogi state governor has the qualities needed to take Nigeria to the right destination
- She said one of the similarities between her late father and Governor Bello is their refusal to have political godfathers
Hafsat Abiola has revealed why she accepted to lead the Presidential campaign of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state.
The Director-General of the Yahaya Bello Presidential Campaign Organisation, who is also the daughter of late Chief MKO Abiola, claimed she decided to work with Bello because he had the qualities needed to take Nigeria to its right destination, Premium Times reports.
According to her, one of the similarities between her late father and Governor Bello is their refusal to have political godfathers.
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“Nigerians must be given the free hand to choose their leaders. That is the meaning of democracy. My father did not contest to represent zoning interest. His interest was Nigeria and Nigeria alone."
Going further, she added that another similarity was that the late MKO believed in a United Nigeria, just like Bello, noting that he also treated everyone around him with respect regardless of their social standing.
“These are the same qualities I have seen in Governor Bello. He dared to contest, not minding that he was from a minority tribe in Kogi and won, and he has come out again. My father did the same, when it was believed that a Yoruba man could not be president.”
“Yahaya Bello is the best man for the job. And you know me, I’m not driven by pecuniary considerations. I do what I believe in. In the next seven weeks, we would be working hard, and when we emerge, we will deliver a Nigeria of our dreams."
E go better sha: APC chieftain reacts after spotting FFK with Governor Bello
Joe Igbokwe, a chieftain of the All progressives Congress (APC), has reacted to a photo in which Femi Fani-Kayode was seen with Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state who declared his presidential ambition on Saturday, April 2.
Commenting on the photo, Igbokwe, on his Facebook page on Saturday wrote in Pidgin that the former minister of aviation found employment for himself.
2023 presidency: Why Tinubu should be APC's consensus candidate, Middle Belt Youths reveal
The youths under the aegis of the Middle Belt Youth Emancipation Vanguard said Tinubu deserves to become the APC's consensus candidate ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
A statement released by the convener of the youths, Patrick Yakubu, and seen by Legit.ng said that the group reached a conclusion after a careful analysis of other aspirants who have indicated interest to contest for the presidential seat.
Hours to APC's national convention, Buhari issues final orders
Meanwhile, as the APC was making last-minute preparations for its national convention coming up on Saturday, March 26, at Eagle Square, Abuja, President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, March 25, gave what can be called his final instruction to the leadership of the party.
In a statement shared via Facebook by a presidential media aide, Buhari Sallau, President Buhari noted that the ruling party cannot afford to do anything that will mar its chances in the 2023 elections by whatever transpires at the convention.