Governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello has stated that he will declare his presidential in 2023 after the All Progressives Congress national convention scheduled for February 2022. Yahaya Bello revealed this while addressing journalists in Lokoja, Kogi State.
He stated that the All Progressives Congress provided the platform through which he became governor, thus, the national convention must be conducted first before he declares his ambition to run for a political position under the party.
Yahaya Bello stated “We are looking forward to the convention of our great party and by the grace of God, I will declare. But we must have a platform to run on and that is the All Progressives Congress.
“The party has been built solidly under the leadership of Governor Mai Mala Buni. They have done a great job; we shall conclude the rest at our convention.
“By the mandate and calling of Nigerians – youths, women and people all over the world – who are calling me to run and build on the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari, I will surely answer them immediately after our convention as the case may be.”
He concluded by appreciating the efforts of Mai Mala Buni, Governor of Yobe state and leader of the Caretaker Convention Planning Committee for its efforts towards the convention and said the APC would be stronger after the national convention.