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Bello consults northern elders’ chairman, emir over presidential bid


Yahaya Bello.fwAHEAD of the 2023 general elections, Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, on Sunday met with the Emir of Zazzau, Nuhu Bamali as well as the Chairman of the Northern Elders’ Forum, Prof. Ango Abdullahi.

The meeting was part of Bello’s consultative engagements over his desire to become the standard bearer of the All Progressives Congress, in the 2023 Presidential election.

Bello arrived the emir’s palace with large entourage where he had a closed-door meeting with the monarch who recently celebrated his first-year anniversary as the 19th Fulani emir of Zazzau after the demise of Dr. Shehu Idris.

The meeting lasted for an hour and after which Bello moved to home of the former Vice Chancellor and NEF chairman at the Zaria Government Reservation Area.

After visiting the two leaders, Bello explained the reason for the visit in an interview with newsmen.

He said, “My visit to Zaria today is like homecoming, they raised me, educated me, tutored me, nurtured me before unleashing me to serve in Kogi state.

“I’m here to pay homage. We are on consultation, Nigerians are calling on me to serve, so I have to consult my father who is versed in history.

“So, during our meeting, we rubbed minds as father and child and as a leader, a peacemaker, a unifier who is passionate about the country, he gave his advice and blessings accordingly.”

In his remarks, Prof Abdullahi said, “Governor Yahaya Bello is like a son to me, his uncle is a friend and classmate of mine of almost 70 years. He is here to tell me about the mission which he has started, the mission of seeking for Nigerians’ vote to become president of Nigeria.” end

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