From Emmanuel Adeyemi Lokoja
Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has said he will declare his intention to run for the presidency in the forthcoming 2023 election as soon as the All Progressives Congress (APC) holds Its national convention.
Bello said APC is the platform through which he became governor of Kogi state and therefore it was proper for the party to conduct its national convention before he can declare to contest for any position under the platform of the party.
The governor who disclosed this in lokoja on Wednesday said “We are looking forward to the convention of our great party and by the grace of God, I will declare.
” But we must have a platform to run on and that is the All Progressives Congress (APC). The party has been built solidly under the leadership of Governor Mai Mala Buni.
“They have done a great job, we shall conclude the rest in our convention.
By the mandate and calling of Nigerians, Nigerian youths and women and people all over the world that are calling me to run and build on the achievement of President Muhammadu Buhari, I will surely answer them immediately after our convention as the case may be,” Bello said.
He commended the caretaker extraordinary convention planning committee led by Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni for their effort towards the convention, assuring that APC will be more virile after the national convention.
It will be recalled that senator Bolu Tinubu and governor Umahi of Ebonyi state made known their ambitions when they visited president Muhammad Buhari last week