Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, has said there is no zoning arrangement in the ruling APC ahead of the 2023 Presidential election, Njenje Media News reports.
Speaking to reporters in Abuja over the weekend, Yahaya Bello said people from all zones in the country were free to contest for presidency in 2023, as there was no zoning arrangement in the APC.
In his words;
“There is nothing like zoning in our party. In 2015, there was no zoning; many aspirants, including former governor Rochas Okorocha contested”.
“In 2019, there was no zoning; people in APC were not courageous enough to contest with President Muhammadu Buhari.”
On if he is interested in the 2023 presidency, Bello said:
“If it’s the will of God for me to become president in this country at the right time, I will be.”
The Kogi governor reiterated that he would defeat any candidate he decides to contest against for the 2023 presidency with a record-breaking vote.
“I will record a vote that has never been recorded in Nigeria by the grace of God. But that’s not the issue right now; the issue is there must be Nigeria before we talk of 2023,” the governor added.