Ahead of the 2023 presidential election, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State said he has all the qualities needed to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.
During an appearance on Arise TV programme on Monday, Bello stated that he is ready to take over from President Buhari considering his good track record in his state.
According to the governor, his followers are calling him to run for the highest office in the country due to his achievements in Kogi in the past six years.
Bello added that becoming the President will serve the interest of the people of Kogi state, Nigerians, Africa and even the black race.
The Kogi governor, however, rejected calls for zoning and rotational presidency, adding that Nigeria needs a competent leader who can unite Nigerians and solve the problems facing the country.
He said: “Almost six years down the line, Kogi is united more than ever before. Now come to 2023, what I have been able to achieve in Kogi state is desired at national level which I’m sure you know we are living in a global village which whatever you do even in your bedroom is noticed out there.
“If Nigerians across board; youth, women, leaders and followers seeing my leadership style, uniting the people, bringing in experts, adding value to governance, prudent and sincere way and manner of utilisation of our resources and getting the results, balancing the equation which is most desired in the country today, if this multitude is yearning and calling me to come and serve this great nation in the year 2023 after president Muhammadu Buhari, I will say, yes I’m ready.
“Serving Nigeria in that greater capacity will serve the interest of the people of Kogi state, Nigerians, Africa and even black race than I remaining the executive governor of Kogi state,” he said
“By the grace of God when I would have [been] sworn in as the president and commander-in-chief taking over from Buhari on May 29, 2023, Nigeria will have a heave of relief.”