Northern coalition tips Yahaya Bello as Buhari’s successor
AREWA AGENDA – The Coalition of Northern Nigeria Ethic Youth Leaders (CONNEYL) has tipped Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, as the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari come 2023.
The coalition said Bello has proven through prudent administration of Kogi state that he has all it takes to step into the big shoes of President Buhari in 2023.
Addressing journalists after a stakeholders’ meeting in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state capital on Sunday night, the convener of CONNEYL, Yusuf Yahuza, said the coalition arrived at the decision following painstaking appraisal of the President Buhari’s legacies and the need for sustainability, saying Bello stands tall among equals.
According to the coalition, a choice of a patriotic leader like Alhaji Yahaya Bello will go a long way in ensuring a sustainable growth and development of the country.
It also noted that going by Governor Bello’s antecedents in Kogi, he is one individual that will salvage Nigeria from religious bigotry and tribal sentiments, which have undermined the nation’s development since independence.
“His Excellency Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has recorded landmark achievements in the areas of transparency and competence in the Confluence State especially his approach to security issues which is our biggest national challenge.
“With over 200 patrol utility vehicles equipped with sophisticated gadgets and over 500 motorcycles for the use of Operation Total Freedom to stamp out criminality, the issue of kidnapping, armed banditry and cultism has reduced tremendously, and now Kogi people can sleep with their two eyes closed.
“His Kogi State Health Care plus, The Confluence Advanced Medical Diagnostic Centre (CAMDIC) and massive renovation of health facilities lay credence to the claim that he has actually brought turnaround to this sector.
“The agricultural sector has also witness appreciable development as can be seen in improved farming activities going on in the state and the Governor distributing one hundred tractors for the rural agricultural programme. We can sincerely say that the governor has performed creditably. He is therefore qualified to wear the large shoes currently worn by President Muhammadu Buhari after his current term in office as Kogi State governor. As a young and dynamic Governor, Nigeria will need his services after his assignment in Kogi state,” the group maintained.
Also speaking, Oduduwa Youth Congress President, Comrade Oyebanjo Ismail Adewale concurred that such meetings were necessary to ensure that Nigeria gets better for all.
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