As politicians begin preparations ahead of the 2023 general elections, kinsmen of President Muhammadu Buhari have endorsed the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, as a worthy candidate to run for presidency. Declaring their support for Bello ahead of the polls during a courtesy call on the governor yesterday in Lokoja, a delegation from Daura, Katsina State, lauded the governor’s loyalty and love for President Buhari. Spokesman for the delegation, Mato Daura, noted that through Bello’s close relationship with Buhari certain virtues and values have been imbibed.
He assured the governor that the group would throw their weight behind him as their most preferred candidate in the forthcoming 2023 general election. Bello, who expressed gratitude to the delegation for such encomium, said only an ingrate would not appreciate the work of President Buhari.
He stated that from history, the President has been sacrificing and has continued to do the same for the safety and emancipation of the country from his military rule to his current time as the civilian head of state. Bello noted that the President was a leader who does not have an account or properties offshore and have never ceased to seek the good interest of the nation even while on a sick bed.
The governor said: “He (President Buhari) fought the civil war to keep the country together and has been part and parcel of the nation’s integration; and everyone who is his loyal follower must do everything to ensure that he succeeds as his success is not for himself but for the country.”