- Ahead of the presidential primaries of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Governor Yahaya Bello has purchased the APC'S N100m presidential form
- After this move, the Kogi governor disclosed he is not scared of being in the race with former President Goodluck Jonathan and others
- Bello made this statement after two serving governors declared their full support for Jonathan's rumoured presidential bid
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has said he is not afraid of former President Goodluck Jonathan or any presidential aspirant on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Daily Trust reports.
Jonathan has the backing of two governors and many other stakeholders of the APC to defect to the ruling party and pick the party’s presidential ticket for the 2023 poll, according to sources.
But in an interview with newsmen at the APC national secretariat on Wednesday, April 27, in Abuja, shortly after obtaining his forms to run for the presidency, Governor Bello said, such development is the beauty of democracy.
Do you have a groundbreaking story you would like us to publish? Please reach us through firstname.lastname@example.org!
“In democracy anybody can support anyone but I am assuring you that our great party, the APC is a party that has its own ethics, rules and regulations and I know surely that all of these are in my favour and I am not in anyway scared of the pedigree of anyone whatsoever."
Bello added that his wealth of experience in governance would speak for him ahead of the party's presidential primaries scheduled to hold in the month of May 2022. and the 2023 elections.
Yahaya Bello speaks about MKO Abiola's life, legacy, plan for his family once he becomes president
Governor Yahaya Bello had promised to ensure that the legacies of the late MKO Abiola do not go to waste.
Bello made the promise shortly after he made a declaration to run for the presidency in the 2023 general election.
According to Bello, he will deliver all that Abiola planned for Nigeria to every Nigerian across the board.
Abiola’s daughter finally reveals why she accepted to lead Yahaya Bello’s presidential campaign
Hafsat Abiola, a daughter of the late MKO Abiola had revealed why she accepted to lead the presidential campaign of Governor 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.
2023: Full list of presidential aspirants across political parties
As the 2023 presidential election approaches, a lot of politicians from various political parties are publicly indicating their interest to take over President Muhammadu Buhari's seat at Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.
It is believed that some other persons are still weighing their chances and while at it, they are presently making consultations with stakeholders and supporters.