As political bigwigs in All Progressives Congress continue to scheme ahead of the party’s convention, emerging signals suggests the primaries will produce a presidential candidate from Southern Nigeria.
Already, majority of APC governors from the North have made public their preference for a southern candidate to fly the flag of the party in 2023.
Whoever they settle for between Senator Bola Tinubu, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and Rt. Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, it will be a masterstroke to consider the youngest aspirant. Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state as running mate.
Bello commands tremendous respect among youths and women across the nation.
A courageous and marketable brand, Yahaya Bello has carved a cult-hero image among many Nigerians.
His lucky charm cannot be waived aside as APC gears up to confront the candidate of People’s Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar.
With Bello on the ticket, APC is guaranteed victory at the polls and stability across the nation post-Buhari era. Bello is a unifier, a detribalized Nigerian and an exceptional patriot who will always put the interest of Nigerians above personal preference.
Also, the north cannot afford to a weak politician as Vice President under a southern President. Bello, a bold and uncompromising politician, will ensure northern interests are well protected.
In the 2023 equation, Bello cannot be overlooked, sidelined or ignored. He is the game changer.
Abdulhamid Mohammed wrote from Lokoja.