The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello on Saturday officially declared his intention to contest for the 2023 presidential election.
Bello made the declaration in Abuja to lay to rest speculations about his presidential ambition.
The likes of Senator Jonathan Zwingina, Femi Fani-Kayode and several others were in attendance.
Zwingina while speaking at the event described Bello as a detribalized Nigerian, who ruled his state with appointees from other states.
He said, “governor uprooted insecurity from Kogi, the state would have been a breeding ground for kidnapping and banditry, but his leadership skills.”
Yahaya Bello will be hoping to clinch the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress ahead of the 2023 race.
The likes of the National Leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, the Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu have declared their intention to run on the platform of the ruling party.
However, there are speculations that the minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi might be contesting in the 2023 race and also has the backing of President Muhammadu Buhari.
This article was originally published on Nigeria News