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2023 Elections: Kwara /Kogi speakers advocate North Central presidency

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Oluseyi Dasilva, Ilorin

Speakers of Kwara state House of Assembly, Engr. Yakubu Danladi Salihu and his Kogi state counterpart have lamented the marginalisation of North Central zone of Nigeria in the scheme of things in the political circle.

Danladi-Salihu, while speaking at a parley between Kwara lawmakers and their Kogi state counterparts who came on an advocacy visit to the Kwara state House of Assembly, said “Considering the fact that the North Central have not led this country in the current democratic dispensation, the agitation is necessary and appropriate, adding that “by God’s grace, we hope the outcome of the 2023 exercise will be favorable to the region.”

The lawmaker further said that “The step taken by the Kogi state House of Assembly is novel and bold in our political trajectory. For now, we will support you with prayers as you continue to move around on the North-Central presidency advocacy.”

Danladi-Salihu noted that, just like Yahyah Bello, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara state was also youths and women-friendly and had good working relationship with Kwara state House of Assembly.

The speaker, Kogi state House of Assembly, Hon. Mathew Kolawole, said the Kogi team had gone on behalf of Governor Yahyah Bello of Kogi state, to notify members of their Kwara colleagues, who are delegates in future elections, about the plans for 2023 general elections.  

“Why we are here today is to notify you and give you information about plans ahead 2023 general elections. We have perfect working conditions and his quality leadership in Kogi state prompted us to pass Votes of Confidence in him and requested him to run for Nigeria’s President, which he graciously accepted”, Kolawole said.

He mentioned security, building of critical infrastructure, leadership charisma, women and youth-friendliness and inclusion in governance as qualities considered in Governor Bello, which led to the Kogi Assembly’s conviction of his ability to lead Nigeria.

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