The Presidential aspirant under the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Yahaya Bello has expressed optimism of winning the party ticket, if the process of the party primary is credible
Penpushing reports that, Bello who is the Governor of Kogi State, made this known on Tuesday after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja, stressing that he was confident of his chances during the primary election.
The aspirant declared that there will be trouble if his name is omitted from the ballot as delegates arrive to cast their votes, adding that he belong to the generation of the oppressed Nigerians, hence, his conviction of winning
“I belong to the generation of Nigerians that are oppressed and they are saying the most have their voice. And I strongly believe that getting into that arena today, I will win overwhelmingly if the process and the normal regulations are followed,” he said
Penpushing further reports that, Bello explained that he would be willing to step down if the President had asked him, adding that the President has not asked him to do so, hence, his determination to participate in the primary.
“No reason for me to be excluded from the ballot. If they do so then that is a recipe for bigger trouble for the party. However, I don’t think it’s the decision of the party. It is a decision of a few elites who may decide to use their whatever position to suppress the so-called minority. But I want to prove that in this country, I am not in the minority. We have the majority. I belong to the younger generation.
The Governor, it is recalled was absent from the All Progressives Congress(APC) Governors’ meeting with the President where they reiterated their support for zoning the party’s presidential ticket to the south.
Penpushing also reports that, Bello chose to excuse himself from meeting with the President because he believes that he does not agree with his colleagues from the northern region of the country who were in support of resolution to give the slot to the south
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