Converner of the Concerned Nigerian group, Deji Adeyanju has claimed that Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State will not contest for the 2023 presidential election.
In a series of tweets, Adeyanju accused the Kogi governor of eyeing a ministerial position after the 2023 general election.
According to him, Yahaya Bello was only tricking people into believing he’s contesting for the presidency.
“Yahaya Bello is contesting for Ministerial position in 2023 and not the president. I only feel sorry for those that have fallen for his tricks,” he said.
“Nigerians will refuse to hold their elected or selected leaders accountable and even insult those who do but are quick to ask pastors and fellow citizens for accountability.”
Meanwhile, a son of former president Olusegun Obasanjo, Olujonwo, has called on Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State to contest for the 2023 presidency.
Bibian Anekwe News reports that Obasanjo’s son made the call during a courtesy visit to Yahaya Bello in Abuja, FCT.
This online newspaper recalls that Jonwo’s father, Obasanjo, had also paid a visit to the Kogi State governor.
Speaking during the visit, Olujonwo described Bello as a beacon of hope, urging the Kogi governor to step up his aspirations in order to create leadership space for the youths.
He said Nigerian youths have been neglected for too long despite the numerical strength and huge contributions in electioneering processes, have been denied the space to manifest their aspirations in political decisions making.
According to Jonwo, at 35-45 of age, current elder statesmen like General Muhammadu Buhari, Gen T. Y. Danjuma, Yakubu Gowon and of course his father, Olusegun Obasanjo were at their best in nation-building and leadership.
“With a Bello presidency, there is no doubt that youths of competence and patriotic valour under the age of 27-30 can be ministers,” he said.