President Muhammadu Buhari (L), Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello (R)

Leading Presidential aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi says President Muhammadu Buhari’s only interest is to field the best candidate that will defeat other opponents in the 2023 presidential election.

Bello who stated this at a Media appearance on Sunday in Abuja, noted that the candidate must be able to give the people the right kind of leadership while building on the successes of the President.

President Muhammadu Buhari (L), Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello (R)
President Muhammadu Buhari (L), Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello (R)

The leading aspirant said that he was optimistic that the best candidate would be chosen irrespective of region, tribe or religion, stressing that Nigerians were clamouring for who would solve the challenges of the Country.

He expressed optimism that he would emerge as the chosen candidate considering all that he has achieved in Kogi in terms of security, unity and progress.


“Mr President has being providing a very wonderful leadership, the National Chairman has equally been providing a superlative leadership for our party and our Country and yesterday’s (Saturday) meeting was one of them

“For us as aspirants in the forthcoming primary election, we were asked to make a consensus among ourselves on who will emerge so that we can come up with one formidable candidate against the PDP

“It is very gladdening and I know that by the grace of God, we are going to come up with the one strong candidate

“And, I am very optimistic that I, Yahaya Bello, as the candidate to build on the leadership and successes of President Muhammadu Buhari, will emerge as the consensus candidate by the special grace of God, considering our achievements and successes in Kogi on security, unity and progress

“Nigeria of today is all out for who is coming to solve Nigeria’s problem and not where you come from and such leadership by the special grace of God, I will provide for Nigeria and to Nigerians” Bello said.

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On the fate of the Party after the special national convention, Bello noted that the Party, as always will come out stronger than ever before, commending the party’s leadership for a smooth process all the way.

“By the special grace of God, we are going to come out stronger than ever before

“This kind of anxieties were expressed in the last convention that came up with Sen. Abdullahi Adamu as the National Chairman and other Committee Members

“This kind of anxieties came up when we were electing our Senators, Governors and all our candidates across boards three weeks ago and we all came out very strong, so I am optimistic that we are going to come out very strongly

“By the special grace of God, I Yahaya Bello of Kogi State shall win that convention and emerge the flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress for the general elections come 2023″

Governor Bello, however, urged delegates of the Party to vote him in the forthcoming election to enable him the opportunity to continue the legacies of President Buhari to build a safe, united and prosperous Nigeria.

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