By Samuel OJ Temibi – Lokoja

Kogi state commissioner for Information, Evang Kingsley Fanwo has said that his principal, Gov. Yahaya Bello is eminently capable and qualified to assume the apex political office in the country (President)

Fanwo, who has been one of the top government officials in Bello’s cabinet since 2016, said that though his principal has not yet responded to the calls by Nigerians for him to contest for the coveted 2023 presidential seat, he believes that the calls will bring about what he described as a “defining moment for the nation”

Fanwo said “many people have asked Yahaya Bello, Governor of Kogi state, to contest the 2023 Presidential race but he has not come out clearly to tell us whether he is accepting that clarion call or not,”

“All over the six zones, we are having a lot of people calling on him to come and run. If you look at the people calling on him, it cuts across all parties and is not just an APC thing. The desire of Nigerians for a great country aligns with that of Bello, “so we know the deafening calls will bring about a defining moment for our nation.”

“He is a unifier. He is very capable and qualified, he perfectly fits into that bracket of what Nigeria wants. He has shown that the youth can provide quality leadership in Nigeria,”

“In Kogi, we have diverse ethnic groups which were not unified; there was the challenge of insecurity and underdevelopment, but he came in 2016 and was able to unite the state.

“When you look at the economy, he has been able to inject a lot of dynamism into the economic management of the state and we are also looking into agriculture.

“When you look at the challenges of Nigeria – lack of unity, insecurity, economic diversification – he has the answer to them.” Fanwo declared.

The Governor is currently serving his second term in office.

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