Northern group under the auspices of CITAR a Non governmental Organization have insisted that the Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello must contest the 2023 Presidential election.
Bello, who is currently serving his second tenure in office, became one of Nigeria’s youngest governors at the age of 40 in 2015.
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The group’s Spokesman, Hayatu Girie in a statement issued on Friday after their meeting in Kaduna said the group has begun consultion with elders and religious leaders across the six geopolitical zones in the country.
The group noted that governor Bello, apart from being at an advantage, age-wise, is a detribalized personality who can lead the country to the promised land.
The group threatened to drag the governor to court if he refuses to contest the presidency.
“We are happy to add our voices because we know that many people have asked Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi State to contest the 2023 presidential race.
“There is no hiding the fact that the desire of Nigerians for a great country aligns with that of Bello, so it is not out of place for us to be among the multitude calling on Bello to run for the presidential race,” he said.
He said the fact that Bello has the constitutional rights to contest for the election is another reason for them to urge him to go for the nation’s number one political seat.
He pointed out that many Nigerians are asking the governor to seek the highest office in the land because he deserves to be the next president