Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello on Tuesday paid the sum of N100 million (One Hundred Million Naira) for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential form ahead of the party’s primaries. He beat the national leader of the party; Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Vice President Osibanjo, and other presidential aspirants thereby making him number one.
Yemi Kalapo, the director, of media and publicity for Yahaya Bello Presidential Campaign Organization, made this known in a press release on Tuesday.
“This made him the first to officially seal his aspiration to the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2023,” he said.
“We are heartened by the number of APC Governors, leaders, and stakeholders who have expressed strong support for our Principal’s candidacy.” We want to emphasize that he is not known for betrayal. He has always been fiercely loyal to his country, and his top priorities have always been Nigeria, Nigeria, and Nigeria.
“Though the race has officially begun, Governor Bello has consistently been at the forefront of the contest.” He has once again demonstrated this by being the first to pay for the forms.” the statement read.
“We urge delegates and indeed all Nigerians to shun divisive narratives in the interest of the nation and choose the best of the lot.
“We have no doubt that our tried and trusted National Working Committee members will prioritize the interests of the party and Nigeria in their activities surrounding the process that will produce the next flagbearer of the APC.”
Recently, Nigerians from all walks of life stormed the Abuja Eagle Square to witness the official acceptance of Bello to vie for the 2023 presidency.