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Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State is in the eye
of the storm over his often repeated claim that
Nigerians have been falling upon themselves
begging him to run for the Presidency of the
In series of reactions on the social media, the
Governor received flak from a cross section of
Bello, during an interview on Channels TV’s
Politics Today on Friday, disclosed that several
people have been appealing to him to run for the
Presidency so as to fix the country, adding that he
will not disappoint “all Nigerians” who want him
to run for the number one office in 2023.
Abuja Reporters indicate that his statement,
however, did not go down well with most
Nigerians as they took to social media to slam
Reacting to the statement, @SA_Emmanuel
tweeted, “Nobody is asking you to run for
presidency please. Enough of all these talks; no
Nigerian will ever vote for you.”
A Twitter user with the handle, @Eziamaka1
wondered which Nigerians the governor was
“The first day I read this statement from Bello, I
have been wondering about the Nigerians asking
him to run for Presidency. I detest people like
this. If you want to do something you aspire
about, do it and stop acting like you were cajoled
to do it,” she tweeted.
Daniel Igili with the handle @danieligili tweeted
about Bello’s present administration, “Yahaya
Bello that can not rule Kogi State is here talking
about Nigeria. May God never allow another king
Pharaoh to rule over us again.
Theophilus Abula also tweeted,” Bello Yahaya
should first of all build schools for the children of
Kogi state where he’s governor.
“Most children in Kogi State are vulnerable to
studying under the tree. Charity begins at home. If
he can’t fix schools for his people in his State,
how can he govern Nigeria?, ” Abula questioned.
“Wake up from your bad dream. We don’t want a
president that cannot build a simple bridge,” Akin
Akinbodunse slammed the governor.
@yorilawal believes that the governor is joking,
“Our politicians are so funny. They think we don’t
@voiceofafoo tweeted, “This is laughable.
These Nigerian politicians don’t have shame at
Kayode Esan on Twitter believes that, “this is
what happens when a nation’s governance
system runs on a dysfunctional template. Triumph
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