The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has alleged that there was a deliberate attempt by some saboteurs to pull down the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
This came as the governor assured traditional, political, religious stakeholders from Kebbi and Sokoto states that he would not disappoint them by failing to run for the Office of the President in the 2023 general election, but has promised to yield to their demands.
Bello, who made this known while receiving the delegations at the Kogi State’s government lodge in Abuja, said those who were supposed to support and advise the president are pulling him down by their actions, utterances, inactions and by their silence.
According to him, the president found himself in a very difficult situation when he took over the government in 2015 up till this moment. He said: “The President inherited a sinking ship, but has to prevent it from sinking. Probably, any other person wouldn’t have been able to do better than what he is doing in the circumstance he found himself in.
We might be thinking that is he not the same Buhari of 1983? He is the same person, but the situation is different now. “The president did not just inherit those troubles.
The president is leading from a very difficult angle. People who were supposed to support him are the ones that are pulling him down by their actions, utterances, inactions and by their silence. “This is the situation the president found himself in from 2015 to date.
And let anybody challenge me with what I said and I will prove it with veritable figures and facts.” Bello, however, recalled it was during the president’s tenure as head of state and chairman of the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) that three or four refineries were built in the country which he said were operating in 100 per cent capacity.
“But people are now asking that is it not under the same Buhari the refineries were built? Is it not the same Buhari that was able to build roads, hospitals and other infrastructures and that was he not the same Buhari that drove away Maitatsine?
So Nigerians are now asking what is Boko Haram and bandits that he (president) can’t just clear off, but then we need to reflect on those that are pulling him down. “He said he fought against a