The Kogi State House of Assembly has requested Governor Yahaya Bello to contest in the 2023 presidential election.
This was coming after the EndSARS protest that rocked the country, few weeks back. The government officials in Kogi State had seen the need for a youthful president who would be able to tackle arising needs promptly across the country.
In view of this, the Assembly members in a motion moved by the Majority Leader of the house, Hassan Abdullahi, had applauded the Sterling Performance of the sitting governor since he assumed office in 2016.
The Assembly members, had also praised the governor’s proven capability and capacity to lead the nation.
The resolution presented reads that: “We, the Right Honourable Speaker and Honourable Members of the Kogi State House of Assembly upon due deliberation of proper motion therefore, do hereby unanimously make and pass a Vote of Confidence on His Excellency, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.
That this Vote of Confidence is founded upon irrefutable and irreducible incidents of Governor Yahaya Bello’s leadership as the 4th Executive Governor of Kogi State, for a reference period spanning 27th January, 2016 till date, during which he has demonstrated uncommon courage, capacity and competence at his duty post, even in the face of the most daunting odds”.
Following the security situation of the country, the Assembly Members have as well hailed the measures put in place by the governor in ensuring security in the state.
According to the house, : “Yahaya Bello has been exceptional in security, 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”.