It’s almost 2023 and many Nigerians won’t let Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello rest about a run for the presidency.
This is according to Kogi information commissioner Kingsley Fanwo.
“…we know the deafening calls will bring about a defining moment for our nation,” Fanwo said in a tweet on Saturday.
“The people are calling on him to run for president but he has not come out clearly to tell us whether he is accepting that clarion call or not,” the commissioner later told TheCable.
“All over the six zones, we are having a lot of people calling on him to come and run. If you look at the people calling on him, it cuts across all parties and is not just an APC thing.
“He is a unifier. He is very capable and qualified, he perfectly fits into that bracket of what Nigeria wants.”
Bello, who is currently serving his second tenure in office, became one of Nigeria’s youngest governors at the age of 40 in 2015.
“He has shown that the youth can provide quality leadership in Nigeria,” Fanwo said, citing what he said are some of the governor’s biggest achievements so far in Kogi.
“In Kogi, we have diverse ethnic groups which were not unified; there was the challenge of insecurity and underdevelopment, but he came in 2016 and was able to unite the state.
“When you look at the economy, he has been able to inject a lot of dynamism into the economic management of the state and we are also looking into agriculture.
“When you look at the challenges of Nigeria – lack of unity, insecurity, economic diversification – he has the answer to them.”