***says he has found himself in tight situation since 2015
Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, had said that President Major Muhammadu Buhari had found himself in a very difficult situation since he took over power in 2015 and had been leading Nigeria “from a difficult angle.”
He also raised the alarm over a deliberate attempt by some politicians in Nigeria to pull down Buhari’s regime.
According to him, those who were supposed to support and advise Buhari were pulling him down by their actions, utterances, inactions and silence.
Bello stated these when he received traditional and political leaders from Kebbi and Sokoto States at the Kogi State Government Lodge in Abuja.
The governor said, “The President inherited a sinking ship but had to prevent it from sinking. Probably, any other person wouldn’t have been able to do better than what he is doing in the circumstance he found himself. We might be thinking that is he not the same Buhari of 1983? He is the same person but the situation then is different now.
“The President did not just inherit those troubles. The President is leading from a very difficult angle. People who were supposed to support him are the ones that are pulling him down by their actions, utterances, inactions and by their silence.
“This is the situation the President found himself from 2015 to date. And let anybody challenge me with what I said and I will prove it with veritable figures and facts.”
Bello recalled that it was during the President’s tenure as Head of State and Chairman of the Petroleum Trust Fund that three or four refineries were built in the country which, he said, were operating in 100 per cent capacity.
“But people are now asking that is it not under the same Buhari the refineries were built? Is it not same Buhari that was able to build roads, hospitals and other infrastructures and that was he not same Buhari that drove away Maitatsine? So Nigerians are now asking that what is Boko Haram and bandits that he (President ) can’t just clear off.
“But then we need to reflect those that are pulling him down.”
The governor said he fought against such elements in Kogi, adding that “this is why we are having the successes today. We will fix this country.”
While observing that the clamour for a youth President come 2023 was right, Bello advised Nigerians to vote youth with capacity, zeal, integrity, determination and impeccable records.
“We always ask that youth should come on board. As much as we are saying elders should go home and rest. There are some elders who have capacity, passionate, patriotic and ready to sacrifice for this country. We need youth with capacity, zeal, integrity, determination and impeccable records. Going to 2023, our records will speak for us”, he said.
Earlier in his remarks, leader of the delegation, Murtala Kaoje, said the visit was to pledge their support for the governor’s presidential ambition.