Lawmakers of the Kogi State House of Assembly on Wednesday, endorsed the State Governor, Yahaya Bello to contest the 2023 presidential election.
This follows a motion sponsored by the lawmaker representing Olamabaro constituency in the state House of Assembly, Hon. Ujah Alewo Anthony.
The motion which was seconded by Hon. Milano Olushola Olumu, representing Ijumu constituency received unanimous support from all lawmakers as the House passed a vote of confidence on the Governor.
The lawmakers in their argument submitted that the North Central deserves to produce Nigeria’s next president or vice president and Governor Bello fits the profile of the kind of leader Nigeria needs.
They praised the Governor for the way he has been steering the activities of Kogi State.
“Yahaya Bello has been exceptional on security; that is the protection of lives and properties across our joint and several constituencies- a key performance indicator, if not the most crucial, for leadership at all levels in Nigeria today”, the lawmakers declared.
The lawmakers added that the position of president and vice president should be ceded to the North Central and South in the spirit of fairness and equity as both regions are yet to occupy the posts since Nigeria’s return to democracy in 1999.
“We demand, in the interest of Equity, that in the 2023 general elections both the office of President and Vice President of Nigeria must be ceded to the North Central and South Geographical zones by the rest peacefully arbitrate or contest for,” the legislators argued.