Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello on Monday said he does not want to be distracted by calls for him to run in the 2023 presidential election.
Speaking through his Chief Press Secretary, Nnogwu Sani Mohammed at the ongoing security and economic summit of the Northcentral Governors Forum in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, the Governor said he “is focused on delivering the mandate of rebuilding Kogi State.”
According to Bello, ”his administration’s ability to curb insecurity in Kogi State and massive youth empowerment has been attracting support leading to the calls” for him to contest for presidency come 2023 but maintained that he does “not want to be distracted with” such calls.
The Governor called on the people to give him the needed support to deliver his second term promises to the people of Kogi State.
Bello said “the issue of the 2023 presidency should not be put on the front burner and heat the polity,” he said.
He assured the people that he is focused on his promises of improved security and youth employment of the state.
Recall that the Kogi State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Kingsley Fanwo, had said that there is a deafening call for Bello, to run for President in the 2023 election
Fanwo said this while displaying a campaign poster for Yahaya Bello on Twitter.
In the campaign poster shared, Nigerians are being convinced to see Bello as Presidential material for 2023 capable of replacing President Muhammadu Buhari.