Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, announced on Tuesday that he will succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
Bello claimed that because of the way he fixed Kogi State, he possessed all of the qualities required to succeed as President.
During an appearance on Arise TV, Bello assured Nigerians that when he succeeds Buhari, they will be relieved.
The governor admitted that he inherited a state divided along ethnic and religious lines, but he claimed that his administration was able to resolve the issues.
“By the grace of God, when I am sworn in as President and Commander-in-Chief, taking over from Buhari on May 29, 2023, Nigeria will exhale a sigh of relief,” he said.
“When I was elected in 2016, I inherited a state that was deeply divided along ethnic, religious, and tribal lines.”
“I inherited a state riddled with crimes and criminal activities.” I was confronted with a state in desperate need of leadership. I inherited a state that demanded the integration of youths, women, and all-inclusive governance.
“However, Kogi is now more united than ever.”