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Politics of Wednesday, 6 October 2021


2023: Bello hasn’t dropped presidential ambition – Group insist

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi

A group known as the Global Alliance of Progressive Professionals (GAP3) has described rumors that Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has shelved his presidential ambitions for the position of vice-president as a lie from the "pit of hell".

This was contained in a statement signed on Tuesday, October 5 by the National Coordinator and National Publicity Secretary of the group, Hon. Ahmed Chikaji and Hon. Suleiman Siraj respectively in Lokoja, the state capital.

The group described the publication as unwarranted, malicious, and capable of undermining the personality and integrity of Bello, who had been strategizing to run for the presidency in 2023, reports News Agency of Nigeria.

According to the statement, the group is not unmindful of the activities of some political detractors with the motive of derailing the political moves of Bello, using all possible means, including the media.

‘We are aware of various moves by some political detractors using fake news and other means to set back our collective agitation for the North Central geopolitical zone to pick the presidential slot of the APC and the personality of Gov. Yahaya Bello for the job.

“The agitation and the ambition is true, on the fast lane and for sure it is going to be mission accomplished. Certainly, we expect people to grumble.”

The group reiterated its earlier stance on adherence to the rotational presidency, urging the APC nationwide to support groups, youths, and women in the vanguard for the North Central and Bello’s presidency, News Agency of Nigeria is quoted.