Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has stated that there is no zoning arrangement in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
Speaking to reporters in Abuja over the weekend, Yahaya Bello who is nursing a presidential ambition said the party leaders had an agreement on no zoning when the party was being formed.
‘’There is nothing like zoning in our party. In 2015, there was no zoning; many aspirants, including former governor Rochas Okorocha contested. In 2019, there was no zoning; people in APC were not courageous enough to contest with President Muhammadu Buhari.”
Asked if he is interested in the 2023 presidency, Bello said;
“If it’s the will of God for me to become president in this country at the right time, I will be.”
The Kogi governor reiterated that he would defeat any candidate he decides to contest against for the 2023 presidency with a record-breaking vote.
Yahaya Bello added;
“I will record a vote that has never been recorded in Nigeria by the grace of God. But that’s not the issue right now; the issue is there must be Nigeria before we talk of 2023.”