Kogi state legislators at the plenary on Wednesday passed a motion, urging governor Yahaya Bello to run for the office of the president or Vice president of Nigeria in 2023 because of “his track records”.
The motion calling for Bello to contest for president was sponsored by the lawmaker representing Olamabaro constituency in the state House of Assembly, Hon. Ujah Alewo Anthony, and was seconded by Hon. Milano Olushola Olumu, representing Ijumu constituency.
After much deliberation at the plenary, the House of Assembly unanimously passed a vote of confidence on Governor Yahaya Bello, among others over exceptional in security, creative governance style, unifying leadership quality, youth inclusion principle as well as affirmative action and gender equity.
“Yahaya Bello has been exceptional insecurity; that is the protection of lives and properties across our joint and several constituencies- a key performance indicator, if not the most crucial, for leadership at all levels in Nigeria today”, the lawmakers expressed.
Against this backdrop, the lawmakers, therefore, made a call to national service to Governor Bello in order for the country to share in his quality to achieve strategic development.
According to the lawmakers, the solemn call is the first and foremost premised upon and born of their belief that governor “Bello is a fit and proper person with the right mix of youth, experience and track record to answer the same fit and decisively in 2023 and beyond”.
The lawmakers stressed further that they made the call on the ground that only the North Central and southeast geopolitical zones have not occupied the offices of president and vice president of Nigeria since the advent of the 4th Republic that started in 1999.
“We demand, in the interest of Equity, that in the 2023 general elections both the office of President and Vice President of Nigeria must be ceded to the North Central and South Geographical zones by the rest peacefully arbitrate or contest for”, the lawmakers expressed.