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2023: Yahaya Bello Meets NEF Chairman Over Presidential Bid

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Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has met with the Chairman of the Northern Elders’ Forum, Professor Ango Abdullahi in Zaria, Kaduna State.

Naija News reports that the governor also on Sunday met with the Emir of Zazzau, HRH Nuhu Bamali, over his 2023 Presidential ambition.

The meeting was part of Bello’s consultative engagements over his desire to become the standard-bearer of the APC.

Bello arrived at the emir’s palace with a large entourage where he had a closed-door meeting with the monarch who recently celebrated his first-year anniversary.

Speaking on the reason for the visit in an interview with newsmen, Bello said: “My visit to Zaria today is like a homecoming, they raised me, educated me, tutored me, nurtured me before unleashing me to serve in Kogi state.

“I’m here to pay homage. We are on consultation, Nigerians are calling on me to serve, so I have to consult my father who is versed in history.

“So, during our meeting, we rubbed minds as father and child and as a leader, a peacemaker, a unifier who is passionate about the country, he gave his advice and blessings accordingly.”

In his remarks, Prof Abdullahi said, “Governor Yahaya Bello is like a son to me, his uncle is a friend and classmate of mine of almost 70 years. He is here to tell me about the mission which he has started, the mission of seeking for Nigerians’ vote to become president of Nigeria.”

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.