Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, on Wednesday thronged the Buhari House National Secretariat of the ruling All Progressives Congress along with The Hope 2023 support groups to pick his expression of interest and nomination forms ahead of the party’s forthcoming Presidential primaries.
The Hope messager, the first aspirant to pay the N100 million fees for the form, thronged the Buhari House, APC national Secretariat with members of the Hope 2023 Campaign Organisation and teeming supporters from various support groups from across the country.
GYB, while fielding questions from the media on what Nigerians should expect from him next, said,
“We give glory to God almighty the creator of the universe who has created today and made today a reality. Today I have with me my nomination and expression of interest forms to contest as the presidential flagbearer of this great party, the All Progressives Congress. Today we are happy, Nigerians are happy and the party is happy.
Right now what we have ahead of us is the task of canvassing and consulting all party faithfuls, leaders, stalwarts, members and even all Nigerians at home and in the diaspora. Give us your support to emerge as the flagbearer of this great party come 30th and 31st of May 2023 and by the grace of God I shall become victorious and the party shall become victorious.”
When asked on what he is bringing on board seeing that Nigerians are groaning over hardship in the country, he said, “Yahaya Bello is coming to the table to restore hope to the entire Nigeria and the entire black race, Africa as a continent and the entire black people across the world. That is the hope we are bringing on board to unite, to secure, and to put our country and its people on the path of progress and prosperity.
When asked if the push by some personalities in party to adopt former president Jonathan as consensus aspirant is a threat, the youngest governor said, it is not and would not be threatened by the development in the party that saw two governors from the North pushing for former president Goodluck Jonathan to be adopted as consensus candidate.
Adding , “That is the beauty of democracy. In democracy anybody can support anyone but I am assuring you that our great party, the APC is a party that has its own ethics, rules and regulations and I know, surely, that all of these are in my favour and I am not in anyway scared of the pedigree of anyone whatsoever. I am confident that I am in the majority, I have the women, I have the youth, I have the people living with disabilities and they are all behind me. I have leaders, I have followers and above all, I have God almighty.”