Present Governor of kogi state in the person of Yahaya Bello has today formally declared his intentions to run for the Presidency in 2023 under the platform of the ruling party the All Progressives Congress.
This disclosure were made at an event at the eagles square in Abuja honoured by notable men in politics which includes Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives in the person of idris Wase; Kogi state Deputy governor in the person of Edward Onoja as well as former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode.
The Governor while outlining some of his plans he has for the country should he be elected come 2023 says the survival of Nigeria is his utmost priority noting that he would continue from wherever President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari stopped.
In his disclosure, he asked Nigerians to assess his suitability to be president based on his performance as Governor.
In the word of his mouth “I will be running on the broad political philosophy of progressive activism through social action and politicalreforms. We are so blessed as a nation but yet he does not always seem so. I am running to restore hope by providing security, unity, and progress to all Nigerians”.
“Our focus will be proper management of our great diversity so that it can really be an advantage.”
“I am running for president because I see a bright light shining at the end of the tunnel for our nation. I am not one of those who only see doom and glue. It is my intention to take custody of that light to pierce the dark spot in our past and present by eliminating every gap in our nationhood and fixing them.
“I will ensure that the light is handed over in due course tosuccessors who will be trustworthy of our great future which the Federal Government led by me will build.”
Affirming his confidence of tackling insecurities in the country he said “But I will be willing to listen to all sides and address all agitations fairly especially those borne out of genuine imbalances in the treatment of citizens by the system. I will puta stop to the existential mistreatment of any people among us”.
“According to a BBC report of February 13, 2012 over 100million Nigerians live in extreme poverty during the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) era. In 2018, with APC in the saddle that figure has dropped to about 87m people yet Nigeria overtook India as the poverty capital of the world. Just this month, Nigeria through the effort of the president relinquishthe title back to India and brought down the figure to about 70m people.
“It is therefore clear that our path to national prosperity lies in pulling millions of Nigeria out of poverty”.
“The Buhari has a target of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty by the year 2030, a Yahaya Bello administration or presidency will have an additional target of creating N20 million by the same year 2030 with the aim that each of them will empower five other citizens”, he concluded