The Kogi state governor and a Presidential applicant on the platform of the All Progressive Congress APC, Yahaya Bello has said he’d be willing to step down on the orders of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Bello, who stated this after meeting behind unrestricted doors with Buhari in Abuja on Tuesday, said it wasn’t a decision of the party to count any applicant from the APC primary.
He said, It’s a decision of a many elites, who may decide to use their whatever position to suppress the so- called nonage, but I want to prove that in this country, I’m not in the nonage. We’ve the maturity.
Noting that he belongs to the maturity and the youngish generation of Nigerians, Bello, I belong to the generation of Nigerians that are oppressed and they’re saying they must have their voice.
Bello expressed sanguinity saying he’d win overwhelmingly at the APC primary arena( tonight) if the process and normal regulations are followed. I’ll crop victorious, he said.
He said, I admire President Muhammadu Buhari, the leader of our party and I admire theparty.However, I would, If the Mr President asked me to step down.Mr. President didn’t ask anyone to step down.
What Buhari said, is let the delegates decide who becomes the candidate deliverer of the party and he didn’t say anyone should be barred, Ballo says
Governor Bello is one of the 23 applicants cleared to contest for the party’s presidential ticket in the 2023 election.
The governor of Kogi State had earlier advised that banning his name on the ballot in the APC primary could be a form for trouble for the party.