The Governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, has said that the issue of rational presidency wasn’t enshrined in the constitution of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). ayokinews.com reports
Speaking at the inauguration of a presidential campaign movement organised for him by some northern youths in Kaduna, Governor Yahaya Bello stated that his fate and success would be determined by the Nigerian youths.
Representing the Governor at the event was his Special Adviser on Youth and Student Affairs, Ahmed Jubril, who noted that it was a good development as the Nigerian youths have started seeing the need for a youthful leader like them.
“Governor Yahaya Bello is doing the right thing because in other countries we have seen where the youths have taken over. It is only a plus for us as youths to be calling on Governor Bello to come and be the number one person in Nigeria,” he said.
Also speaking on the various agitation for a rotational presidency in Nigeria, he said, “The agitation is part of democracy, everybody has the right to call for what they want and it is their opinion. But we know that as a party, in the APC, we don’t have any fixed law saying anybody is entitled to power in any area for a period of time. Let the youth of Nigeria decide who they want.
“If they have seen the youth in Governor Bello, if they have seen a leader and a unifier of the country in him, then he shall be President by the grace of God, because man proposes, but God has the final say.
“When elected President of Nigeria, Governor Bello will be doing a lot differently, because he has been doing that. The nation is just getting back from Coronavirus and economic recession and you can see Kogi was rated fastest growing economy in Nigeria within that period of time.
“This means Governor Bello is a man who sees beyond ordinary and taken advantage of circumstances. I believe this is the kind of person we want in Nigeria now, someone with passion for the country someone who is a unifier and has fought against insecurity. We need a leader with commitment to protecting lives and properties of Nigerians,” he said.