Yahaya Bello, a presidential candidate on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, has stated that he believes he will win the party’s nomination even if former President Goodluck Jonathan joins the party.
According to a statement released on Wednesday, the Kogi State governor spoke when he picked up his expression of interest and nomination forms to run in the 2023 election.
Bello told a crowd of party supporters and supporters from across the country that Jonathan’s decision to enter the presidential race would be in his favor because he had the support of youths and women.
He said, “That is the beauty of democracy. In democracy, anybody can push for, vie for and support anyone. But I am assuring you that our great party, the All Progressives Congress, is a party that has its own ethics, rules and regulations and I know that all of them are in my favour.
“I am confident because I am in the majority. I have the women, I have the youth, I have the people living with disabilities behind me. I have leaders, I have followers, I have Nigerians and above all, I have God Almighty behind me.
“Right now, what we have ahead of us is a task of canvassing and consulting all party faithful, leaders, delegates and stalwarts, members and all Nigerians, at home and even in the diaspora to support us so that we become the flag bearer of this great party come May 30 and 31, 2022. And by the special grace of God, I am confident I shall become victorious and the party shall become victorious.”
The Director-General, Hope ‘23 Yahaya Bello Campaign Organisation, Hafsat Abiola-Costello, commended Bello for being the first to pick his nomination form, adding that it demonstrated a brighter future for Nigeria.