The Governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, has insisted he is not worried about his chances against candidate who is interested in contesting the presidency in the 2023 general election.
Bello stated this on Wednesday, after he picked up the presidential expression of interest and nomination forms at the All Progressives Congress (APC) secretariat in Abuja.
While responding to a question on if he’s concerned about the recent calls for former President Goodluck Jonathan to contest the presidency, the Kogi governor said he is not bothered.
“That is the beauty of democracy. In democracy, anybody can push for, vie for or support anyone. But I am assuring you that our great party is a party that has its ethics, rules and regulations, and I know surely that all these are in my favour and I am not in any way scared or deterred by the pedigree of anybody whatsoever,” he said.
“I am confident because I am in the majority. I have the women, youths, people with special needs; I have leaders, I have followers, I have Nigerians, and I have God almighty behind me.”
He added that he has what it takes to win the party’s ticket and secure victory for the APC in the presidential election.
“This is the hope for the nation; this is the hope we’re yearning for; this is the unity we’re yearning for; this is the progress we’re yearning for; this is the security we’re yearning for. We achieved it in Kogi state and we are going to achieve it in Nigeria and build on the successes of President Muhammadu Buhari,” he said.