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2023: I will be sworn-in as Nigeria’s next president – Yahaya Bello



Yahaya Bello, Kogi State Governor on Tuesday said he would succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

Bello claimed he had all the qualities to succeed as President considering the way he fixed Kogi State.

The governor while featuring on Arise TV programme, He assured Nigerians of relief when he succeeds Buhari.

Bello disclosed that he inherited a state divided along ethnic and religious lines but said his administration had been able to resolve the issues.

He said: “By the grace of God when I would have [been] sworn in as the president and commander-in-chief taking over from Buhari on May 29, 2023, Nigeria will have a heave of relief.

“When I assumed office in 2016, I inherited a state that was largely divided along ethnic, religious and tribal lines.

“I inherited a State faced with a lot of crimes and criminal activities. I was faced with a state begging for leadership. I inherited a state that required the binding of youths, women and all-inclusive governance.

“But today, Kogi is more united than ever before.”

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Meanwhile, the former Governor of Kwara State also downplayed the possibility of running for the presidency in 2023.

Saraki said he would address the issue at the right time because he is focused on building a strong party and country.

He said: “What is important for any PDP member who truly loves the party and cares for the country is to have a party first.