Published January 22, 2021
Adebayo Ayinde , Minna
The Niger State House of Assembly , on Thursday , said the successor to the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd .) , should come from the North -Central zone .
The lawmakers also endorsed the presidential bid of the Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello .
The assembly took the decision when 25 lawmakers from Kogi State under the leadership of the Speaker, Mathew Olusola , paid an advocacy visit to solicit support for Bello .
The Niger State lawmakers noted that it was time for the zone to come together to support Bello ’ s ambition , noting that “ as a young and vibrant governor , and with the ‘ not too young to run bill ’ already assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari, he ( Bello ) remains the best candidate for the number one position in 2023 . ”
After various contributions from the members , all in support of the candidature of Bello , the Speaker of the Niger State House of Assembly, Bawa Wuse , speaking on behalf of his colleagues said, “ We must come together from the North Central states to support this laudable and worthy project for the benefit of the people of the North Central and Nigeria in general.
“ We need somebody from the North Central for the Presidency in 2023 , so since Governor Yahaya Bello has come out for now , he has our support , he has our endorsement and we will support him .”