Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has reacted to the call for him to contest during the 2023 general elections.
The All Progressives Congress Governor on Monday noted that he does not want to be distracted by the call for him to take over power from President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
Bello who released a statement through his spokesman, Nnogwu Sani Mohammed at the ongoing security and economic summit of the Northcentral Governors Forum in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, said he “is focused on delivering the mandate of rebuilding Kogi State.”
According to Bello, “his administration’s ability to curb insecurity in Kogi State and massive youth empowerment has been attracting support leading to the calls” for him to contest for presidency come 2023 but maintained that he does “not want to be distracted with” such calls.
The Kogi State Governor called on the people of the state to support him in his plan to deliver second term promises.
Bello said “the issue of the 2023 presidency should not be put on the front burner and heat the polity,” he said.
He further stated that he is focused on his promises of improved security and youth employment of the state.
Recall that the Commissioner for Information and Communication in the state, Kingsley Fanwo, had claimed that there is a call for Bello to contest in 2023.
Fanwo said this while displaying a campaign poster for Yahaya Bello on Twitter.
‘In the campaign poster shared, Nigerians are being convinced to see Bello as Presidential material for 2023 capable of replacing President Muhammadu Buhari.’