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Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has asserted that the National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu would most likely support his bid to emerge as Nigeria’s next president.
The young Kogi State Governor made this claim while speaking to BBC yesterday.
Bello has recently been hosting different groups and individuals in Abuja and Lokoja, the capital of his state in a bid to gain support for his ambition to emerge as successor to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Although Tinubu has not officially thrown his cap in the ring to run for the presidency, it is however generally believed that he is a front-runner for the presidential ticket of APC.
Also, some groups have been taking Tinubu for the 2023 presidency campaign across the country.
The less than 50-year-old Yahaya Bello has anchored his aspiration for the presidency on his age and youthful disposition.
Speaking to BBC, he said that young Nigerians are the ones pushing his 2023 presidential ambition.
He added that as a smart leader who is willing to be part of the emergence of a youthful president capable of driving the country to success, Tinubu will support his ambition.
‘Our National Leader, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a revered and well-respected leader and mentor who is well respected by all, including me.
‘And I know reasons will prevail on him. He will be part of those who will make a youthful government in this country. I believe in his judgment. He is a nice man,’ said Yahaya Bello.
Bello described Tinubu, as a revered, well-respected leader and smart mentor, and a wonderful kingmaker who has mentored a lot of leaders in this country.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK