By Our Reporter
Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello has described the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as “President-in-waiting”, saying all odds are in his favour.
Bello, who spoke to journalists after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, also noted that Tinubu’s chances are further brightened by his youth followership, whom he said had been assured of playing a critical role in the Tinubu administration.
Bello, who said he was paying a ‘thank you visit’ to Buhari, also listed the support of the President for the candidate, especially making himself available to participate in the ongoing campaigns, as one of the indicators to Tinubu’s eventual victory next month.
He argued it will be useless for anyone to be campaigning against Tinubu because it would rather serve him positively by making him more popular.
“Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu has 21 APC Governors. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has touched lives of Nigerians across the board. He is a performer, he’s a builder, he builds human beings, he builds nations.
“He has started telling us exactly what he’s going to do and his administration, by the special grace of God, is going to be more run by the younger generation and you know that the younger generation constitutes the quantum number of voters in this coming election.
“We’re more enlightened. We know exactly and we know that Bola Ahmed Tinubu knows the road and we are ready to follow that person who knows the road, which is Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“Thank God that is a candidate of President Muhammadu Buhari and that is why you can see that President Muhammadu Buhari is already campaigning for him, that he will continue where he will stop, to continue to add to the value of what he has put on ground.
“So issue of any other person campaigning against him, I mean, you’re only making him to be more popular. He’s already a good product that has sold himself, he has distinguished himself and we’re all 100% ready to vote Bola Ahmed Tinubu, come 25th of February 2023 and we will joyfully escort him to the villa on May 29, 2023, by the special grace of God. Jagaban is just a president-in-waiting, by the special grace of God,” he said.