Speaker, Kwara state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Engr. Yakubu Danladi Salihu has said the North Central zone of Nigeria is lagging behind in the realm of political leadership in the country and therefore described the agitation for North Central Presidential candidacy in the 2023 election as a ‘plus’.
Danladi-Salihu, while speaking at a parley between Kwara lawmakers and their Kogi state counterparts who came on an advocacy visit to the Kwara state House of Assembly, said “Considering the fact that the North Central has not led this country in the current democratic dispensation, the agitation is a plus, and by God’s grace, we hope the outcome of the 2023 exercise will be favorable to the region.
The Lawmaker stated further that “…the step taken by Kogi state House of Assembly is novel and bold in our political trajectory as a nation. For now, we will support you with prayers as you continue to move around on the North-Central Presidency advocacy.”
Danladi-Salihu noted that just like Yahyah Bello, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara state is also youth and women friendly and has good working relationship with Kwara state House of Assembly.
Earlier in his presentation, Speaker Kogi state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mathew Kolawole said he came with his colleagues, on behalf of Governor Yahyah Bello of Kogi state, to notify members of the Kwara state House of Assembly, who would be delegates in future primary elections of APC about the ambition of Governor Yahaya Bello and plans for 2023 general elections.
“We are here today to notify you and give you information about plans ahead 2023 general elections. We are here on behalf of our Governor, His Excellency, Alhaji Yahyah Bello.
We have had perfect working relations with him and his quality leadership in Kogi state prompted us to pass Vote of Confidence in him and requested him to run for Nigeria’s Presidency, which he has graciously accepted”, Kolawole said.
He mentioned security, building of critical infrastructures, leadership charisma, women and youth friendliness and inclusive governance as qualities possessed by Governor Bello, which led to the Kogi Assembly’s conviction of his ability to lead Nigeria.