Emerging report indicates that the Kogi State Governor and 2023 Presidential Candidate Hopeful, Yahaya Bello, on Sunday evening, secretly met with former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Bello, Mohammed Onogwu, who disclosed this in a Press release, said that the Governor and the former President had a fruitful discussion.
The Chief Press Secretary stated that Obasanjo urged Governor Bello to sustain his effort in providing security for his State, noting that Kogi State is central to the nation’s peace and development.
According to the Press release, Obasanjo further noted that the fight against insecurity should have everybody on board, stressing that Governors should involve everyone, to ensure insecurity is curtailed in Nigeria.
While appreciating the Governor for his developmental effort in the State, especially in the areas of youth and women inclusion in politics and governance, infrastructure, health and education, Obasanjo charged Governor Bello to continue to be an advocate for youth involvement in governance, the Media Aide said.
Responding, Governor Bello thanked Obasanjo for his Statesman role, fatherly disposition, and wealth of wisdom, which the young Leaders are privileged to tap from.
The Governor also noted that, although his State is surrounded by 10 other States, and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, making it the nexus between the South and North, West, and East of Nigeria, it stands in stoic defence against criminal elements, thus gaining acclaimed as one of the safest in the country, the statement added.
Governor Bello assured Obasanjo that he will not rest in the fight, to ensure total safety for his people, and will continue to do his best to ensure his electoral promises are fulfilled.
He prayed God to continue to protect the Statesman with good health and long life.
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