With less than 390 days to the 2023 Presidential Election in Nigeria, Kogi State Governor’s ambition for the topmost job in the land has received yet another boost as a political group, Niger Delta Peace Movement, NDPM, has thrown its weight behind him.
Rising from an emergency meeting in the creeks of Delta State, the group issued a statement calling on Governor Yahaya Bello to contest for the nation’s number one seat in the 2023 general elections
In the statement signed by the president of NDPM, Comrade Alhaji Douye Kebi, a copy of which was sent to the WHISTLER, NDPM said Bello possessed the necessary qualities and qualifications to lead Nigeria to greater heights considering his overwhelming developmental strides in Kogi state.
The group noted that Bello had developed Kogi enough to be Nigerian President come 2023, to continue the good work of President Muhammadu Buhari.
It explained that NDPM was a body of concerned Niger Deltans who had resolved to see to it that Gov Bello became the next president of Nigeria that needed a young, vibrant leader.
“After a cursory, painstaking study of Gov Yahaya Bello’s developmental activities in Kogi State, we have no other option than to call on him to come out and declare his interest to contest for the number one seat of our dear nation,” the group noted in the statement.
The group pointed out that, “Because the appalling infrastructural, economic, social and political developmental activities in Kogi State were overwhelming; the gigantic capital projects, agricultural schemes, security and education necessitated our resolve to call on him to contest.
“We’re saying that he should come and replicate his New Direction Blueprint for Kogi State in the Nigeria project. In fact, Gov. Bello’s emergence as All Progressives Congress, APC flag bearer in 2016 was a huge blessing to Kogites, who’s the youngest governor democratically elected in the history of Nigeria.
“The about to be completed state-of-the-art Medical Diagnostic Centre, which will be the best in the country and myriad of developmental infrastructure executed by him speak volume of his credentials; we’re calling on all well-meaning Nigerians to consider the Gov Bello option in 2023.
“On the other hand, NDPM will not rest on its oars until Gov. Bello openly declares his interest to contest for the office of the president of our nation in 2023”.