By Joel Oladele —Abuja
The Director General of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state, Hafsat Abiola Costello, said the track records of his principal will speak for him in the forthcoming All Progressives Congress (APC)’s primaries and 2023 general elections.
She stated this in Abuja on Thursday after submitting the expression of interest and nomination forms for Yahaya Bello who is one of the aspirants vying for presidential seat under the platform of APC.
Hafsat, one of the daughters of the late Moshood Kasimawo Abiola (MKO), said Yahaya Bello has proven himself in Kogi state as an outstanding governor through his unprecedented achievements in the area of unity amongst different ethnics, security and welfare of the civil servants.
“I have come on behalf of our candidates, Governor Yahaya Bello to submit the winning form. And I’m proud to say to all Nigerians and to express my congratulations to all the Nigeria people. You know the Chinese say that the journey of 1000 miles begins with the first step.
“Today we’ve taken another step in the journey to restore hope to the people of Nigeria by submitting the Presidential application of Governor Yahaya Bello with this form, we express our sincere belief that with Yahaya Bello candidacy, we have the opportunity to restore to the Nigerian people security.
“We have the opportunity to restore to the Nigerian people unity and the opportunity to restore to the Nigerian people progress through prosperity.
“As you see, I’m not here by myself. I’m with many members of his team. And we are here because we’re so proud. We’re so tired of Nigerians complaining and we’re so proud to give Nigerians something great to look forward to.
“We have no reservations whatsoever about this great candidate. We have no reservations about his competency. We have no reservations about his qualifications from his first day in office. As governor of Kogi state. He started working to unify a state that was polarized. He started working to bring security to a state that had insecurity.
“He started working to diversify the economy and to restore sanity to the civil service system. This is all what he will do as president and we look forward to all the Nigerian people welcoming him as the candidate come June 1, 2022.”
While further expressing confidence in the candidature of Yahaya Bello, the campaign DG said her camp is not afraid of any candidate as they are fully ready to be victorious at the polls.
“We welcome all candidates in this presidential primaries. And we want to encourage all Nigerians to keep faith. Governor Yahaya Bello did not start this effort this month. He did not start this effort this year. He started many years ago. He has convinced the whole country and he has signaled to the Nigerian people that his capacity is competence.
“He has built his credibility within the party. And he has built allies across religion across zones across every divide that we have in this great country. So we have nothing to fear from other candidates, especially from candidates that are just appearing now.
“We see that some candidates are going around, meeting with delegates. He has been doing that religiously for years. So we are fully confident in the movement that he represents.
“Last thing I want to make sure to say is I want to express our confidence, our gratitude and deep appreciation to the National Working Committee and to our party, for the exemplary way in which they have managed and organized all affairs so far.
“And we look forward actually to the convention to the successful combination of all their efforts, all combined efforts. We sincerely believe that today we have submitted the form for the person that Nigerians will welcome in 2023 as the president of the Federal.”