Urge him to run for president in 2023
BY AKINWALE ABOLUWADE
A delegation from Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari’s hometown in Katsina State, has lauded Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State for what they described as his unalloyed support to the President.
The group, comprising of tradition and political stakeholders from Daura, spoke during a visit to Governor Bello in Lokoja, the state capital, on Thursday.
The spokesman of the group, Mato Daura, said that the delegation noted that Governor Bello’s love for the President was unprecedented and that through his close relationship, he already imbibed certain virtues and values.
Mato said that the governor should throw his hat into the ring in the 2023 general elections, stating that the group would throw their weight behind him as its preferred candidate.
In his response, the governor thanked the delegation for the encomium, saying that only an ingrate would not appreciate the efforts of President Buhari.
He stated that the President had been known for sacrificing for the growth and development of the country and would continue to strive for its safety.
The governor noted that the President was one of the selfless leaders without an account or properties offshore, adding that even while on the sick bed, he never ceased to seek the good of the nation.
“He fought the civil war to keep the country together and has been part and parcel of the nation’s integration and everyone who is his loyal follower must do everything to ensure that he succeeds as his success is not for himself but for the country,” Governor Bello said.
He added that his love for President Buhari was never out of personal benefits just as he lauded his efforts in grooming the younger generation for leadership in the coming election.
“It would be a worthy honour to take up the challenge to succeed the president based on the calls being made by many Nigerians,” the governor said.