2023: Yahaya Bello Declares for Presidency, Says Nigeria Deserves Better

2023: Yahaya Bello Declares for Presidency, Says Nigeria Deserves Better

  • Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has finally declared his intention to run for the 2023 presidency
  • Governor Bello said if elected as the president of Nigeria, he will build on the good things done by his administration in Kogi state
  • The governor's ambition was also endorsed by some APC state lawmakers from the northeast region of the country

Bauchi - Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has declared his intention to contest for the 2023 presidency under the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Bello made the declaration in Bauchi on Thursday, January 20 while addressing APC legislators as well as women groups from the northeast region during a political meeting held in the state.

Yahaya Bello
Governor Bello says he will replicate the good thing his administration has done in Kogi state nationwide. Photo credit: @LugardHouse
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The Nigerian Tribune newspaper reports that the Kogi governor who addressed the meeting virtually said:

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“I am offering myself to aspire for the 2023 presidency under our party, APC because the country deserved better and purposeful leadership from the youth.

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“As you can see we are moving on steadily, I need your support, I need your prayers because together we can make it happen. We will build on the good things done by the administration.”

2023: Northeast lawmakers endorse Yahaya Bello for president

According to the Daily Sun newspaper, the lawmakers endorsed the 2023 presidential aspiration of Governor Bello after their meeting.

In a communique issued after their deliberations, the state assembly legislators declared their total support for Bello’s presidency and called on the leadership of the APC to zone the presidency to the northern region of the country for fairness and equity.

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In a related development, a group from the northeast region - Uzor Kalu Support Group (UKSUG) has urged the Chief Whip of the Senate and former governor of Abia state, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu to run for the 2023 presidential election.

The group said Senator Kalu has wide contacts and acceptance across the country to run for the 2023 presidency.

The coordinator of UKSUG in the northeast, Mohammed Ajiji who said this in a statement seen by Legit.ng, added that the group believes that Senator Kalu has the professional and business acumen required to consolidate on the gains so far recorded by the Buhari administration.

2023: Save Nigeria Movement faults presidential ambition of Anyim, Wike

Meanwhile, a rights group, Save Nigeria Movement has kicked against the presidential ambition of former Senate President Anyim Pius Anyim.

Convener of the group, Rev Solomon Semaka who addressed a press briefing on Monday, January 10, also frowned at the role being played by the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike ahead of 2023, alleging that Wike is working towards imposing a president of Igbo or northern origin.

The group warned Nigerians to be wary of Wike and Anyim, accusing the duo of working solely for their selfish reasons ahead of the polls.

Source: Legit.ng

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