Governor Yahaya Bello says he wil replicate what he has done in Kogi State if elected Nigeria’s president in 2023.
“I am running for president because I see a bright light shining at the end of the tunnel for our nation,” Mr Bello said on Saturday.
“I am not one of those who always see doom. What God has helped us to do in Kogi state, by the grace of God we will replicate the same in Nigeria.”
Mr Bello said this while declaring to contest the 2023 presidential election at the Eagles Square in Abuja.
“Despite the difficulties we face today, the privilege of being a Nigerian is one I cherish so dearly.
“Dear friends and fellow patriots, I wish to declare my intention to run for president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the 2023 general election,” he said.
Mr Bello, 46, assumed office as Kogi Governor in 2015 and became famous for his administration’s failure to pay civil servants salaries.
In 2019, he won re-election, adjudged by both foreign and local observers to be marred by wide-spread violence.