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Analysts, stakeholders list four reasons Yahaya Bello’s presidential ambition should not be taken seriously

The media has been awash these days with requires the “youthful” Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello to contest for the 2023 presidential election. A name that has assumed nice theatrics on many events.

Main the cost for this name are youths, notably a self styled “Ambassador”, who goes by the title Oladele John Toluhi, who leads a gaggle of youths referred to as GYB2PYB (Governor Yahaya Bello to President Yahaya Bello), a gaggle that issued a 14-day ultimatum to Bello to simply accept their demand that he joins the presidential race or they occupy the streets all around the nation till he accepts their demand.

It’s fascinating to notice that Toluhi was the younger man that launched into a stroll from Abuja to Otuoke, the house city of former President Goodluck Jonathan in Bayelsa State in 2015, to honour the previous President after his electoral defeat by President Muhammadu Buhari. Toluhi’s stroll to Otuoke, got here after a northerner had launched into an identical stroll from Lagos to Abuja in honour of President Buhari after he received the election, making his personal highway expedition extra of a replica.

Apart the decision from the GYB2PYB, there was a collection of actions across the Kogi Governor these days that has given him good visibility and put him within the information consistently. There had been awards, notably the gender pleasant award championed by the Nationwide Council of Ladies Societies (NCWS), which means that Bello’s administration is girls pleasant.

One other notable award is the one given by a gaggle led by former Tremendous Eagles participant, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, which named Bello because the ‘Captain and Pillar of Nigerian Youths’.

Asides the awards, Bello has additionally performed host to gamers within the Nigerian leisure trade, particularly Nollywood, who all sang his praises to excessive heavens and described him as one of the best factor to occur to Nigerian youths.

Away from awards and ‘organized’ requires him to throw his coronary heart into the ring of presidential election contest, Bello’s lame duck Home of Meeting has additionally been on the highway journey, soliciting the assist of different state lawmakers for his or her governor’s 2023 expedition.

Main the cost is Bello’s errand Speaker, Matthew Kolawole, who has led state lawmakers to Niger and Sokoto states homes of meeting to hunt their assist for Bello.

Expectedly, the governor, in a current chat with journalists in Abuja, informed the world that he has accepted the problem to contest for the presidency, as a approach of honouring Nigerian youths who’ve been clamouring for him to guide them and by extension, the nation. He additionally disclosed that his formal declaration will happen at a extra auspicious time.

With that, Bello turns into the primary member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to publicly admit making ready to contest for the presidency in 2023, as not even Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, whose ambition is already public information, has come out to confess it.

It’s, nevertheless, instructive to notice that each one the theatrics resulting in Bello’s acceptance of the decision have been mere stage managed occasions to provide his ambition a resemblance of well-liked demand, whereas the gale of awards have been additionally orchestrated to confer some type of credibility on him.

Some analysts have, nevertheless, frowned on the chain of occasions resulting in Bello’s acceptance of the problem, branding them as pointless. In accordance with some, it’s inside his proper to aspire to the best workplace within the land with out making a lot fuss about it, whereas others say these occasions solely level to the truth that he knew he could not possess what it takes to guide the nation and needed to create a semblance of it.

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Nigerians, from completely different walks of life have, nevertheless, recognized 4 causes the presidential ambition of Governor Bello shouldn’t be taken significantly.

Youth isn’t Synonymous with Competence

Governor Bello’s comparatively younger age has been one of many causes superior for the decision for him to contest the 2023 presidential election.

Oladele John Toluhi, throughout certainly one of his expeditions, didn’t mince phrases, hinting that his group is asking on Bello to hitch the race due to his youthfulness.

He stated: “The Nigerian youths have put their assets and manpower collectively and with over 15 million of them signing signatures to ask Governor Yayaya Bello of Kogi State to contest the presidency come 2023.

“We consider that as youth leaders, we owe our nation this responsibility, to guarantee that in 2023, we don’t simply have a president however the president that’s youth minded. We need to have the president that’s youth and ladies delicate.

“We felt that it’s the proper time for Nigerians to have a really feel of what Kogi State is at present having. We’re conscious that Kogi State in the present day is the federal government of the youths, by the youths and for the youths.”

Nonetheless, an APC youth chief within the Kogi West Senatorial District, who doesn’t need his title talked about, stated brandishing Bello’s younger age as a purpose for calling him to contest in 2023 was flawed. In accordance with him, Bello has failed to indicate that youth has any function to play in management or competence and efficiency.

“Bello has been a disappointment as a younger governor. We really thought he can be completely different as a younger man however sadly, he upset even the youths within the state. He has been an amazing disservice to the not too younger to run motion. So these clamouring for him to contest ought to have a rethink.

“Kogi has gone from unhealthy to worse beneath Bello that it will be unthinkable for anyone to be rooting for him to be president. Even in case you are not from Kogi State, you have to have been studying the information of happenings within the state. The one clarification anybody can advance for his or her romance with the GYB2PYB is monetary inducement or gratification. That he’s younger is actually no achievement or standards for competence”, the youth chief stated.

COVID-19 Missives
Governor Bello holds the document as the one governor in Nigeria and excessive rating public workplace holder to publicly dispute the existence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The governor’s utterances and actions on the pandemic has turn out to be a humiliation for even residents and indigenes of the state, a lot that caes suspected to be COVID-19 associated are taken outdoors the State for consideration.

Eniola Bello, the Managing Director of Thisday and a fellow Kogite, in a bit in his column, Eni-B, titled ‘Yahaya Bello: The Ugly Face of APC’, stated: “Bello’s notoriety for his re-election victory is barely surpassed by his ill-informed response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because the international response to the pandemic early final yr, he has, persistently solid doubt on the existence of COVID-19, insisted that there have been no infections in Kogi State, pissed off officers of the NCDC (Nigeria Centre for Illness Management) from working within the state, supplanted science along with his opinion, dismissed the need for vaccination, and has refused to put on face masks, besides in fact when he has to go to the State Home, Abuja for his common photograph ops with President Buhari.

“It’s due to this fact unusual {that a} governor who, along with his utterances and actions on the administration of COVID-19, has persistently embarrassed the ruling get together may very well be appointed to chair a committee to drive new membership. With the Kogi governor’s shenanigans, why ought to anybody desirous of a greater nation take the APC significantly? If Bello is the face of the brand new APC within the making, that is an unsightly one. That he would even ponder contesting the presidential election in 2023 speaks to how low his ‘political father’ has decreased Nigeria.”

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Incapability to be Tactful
One of many causes superior by analysts why Yahaya Bello should not be taken significantly in his newest journey is his lack of ability to be tactful. This, many stated, had led him to speak an excessive amount of, revealed an excessive amount of and brought about untold embarrassment for self, state and get together in current occasions.

“Nigeria can’t afford somebody who’s unable to use the breaks, particularly when speaking. Bello talks an excessive amount of and within the course of says issues he’s not imagined to say. I don’t know if it’s a private downside or that he’s simply making an attempt to play to the gallery.

“Keep in mind a video that went viral the place he was speaking about how a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode approached him on his willingness to hitch the APC. He rambled and rambled in that video, which was significantly pointless. I need to consider he ruined no matter settlement he had with Fani-Kayode with all he stated. You don’t must play to the gallery even when making an attempt to shine. Bello is actually not a Presidential materials”, a political analyst, Segun Fabunmi stated in a chat with DAILY POST.

No Antecedents of Seen Achievements

Claims by Governor Bello that those that are clamouring for him to be the following President of Nigeria, needs him to duplicate the successes he has recorded in Kogi on the nationwide stage, has been knocked by even stakeholders within the state and self deception.

An aspirant for the Home of Representatives for Lokoja/Kotokarfe Federal Constituency, Ahmed Sani believes that the Governor by no means meant it when he stated so.

“What success does he need to replicate on the nationwide stage? Is it insecurity, failed roads, failed well being and training sector?

“Bello, so far as I’m involved, doesn’t have any notable achievement to his credit score. The state is getting worse by the day and even Kogites outdoors the state are afraid to come back residence due to insecurity, particularly kidnapping.

“There was no change within the standing of main cities within the state since Bello assumed workplace. Even Lokoja, the state has turn out to be worse, wanting extra like a country city. In actual fact, it will likely be protected to say there is no such thing as a authorities in Kogi beneath Bello”, Sani stated.

For Adeyemi Enimola, one other Kogite resident in Lagos, Bello is barely enjoying video games along with his purported ambition, including that the governor must be smarter than embarking on a futile journey.

“Bello can’t be that daft; he ought to know he doesn’t have what it takes to be Nigerian president. He lacks the whole lot qualifying high quality, apart that, he’s a Nigerian that has the suitable to aspire to any workplace. I actually consider that what he’s doing is merely positioning himself to be seen outdoors of workplace, nothing extra. You know how politicians suppose; he’s already projecting past January 2024 when he leaves workplace as governor”, Enimola stated.

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