Bello assures sustained unslaught against kidnappings, banditry in kogi  as College of Bishops prod him to run for presidency.

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Bello assures sustained unslaught against kidnappings, banditry in kogi  as College of Bishops prod him to run for presidency.

* Presidency in the hands of God.

Kogi state Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello has assured the people of the state of his commitment to sustain the fight against kidnappings, arned robbery and other violent crimes in the state.

The Governor gave the assurance on Tuesday in Lokoja when he received in audience members of the Kingdom of Father’s and mother’s Global college of Bishops and clergies Network international in his office, led by their leader, Archbishop Dr. Peter Ogareki

The governor disclosed that all inherited Security challenges, infrastructural decay and disunity that have painted the state in bad light have been addressed by his administration.
He added that he was able to achieve the feat through the cooperation of all the segments of the populace and urged religious bodies in the state to concentrate on issues that promote unity and development of the state.

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While commending president Muhammodu Buhari’s effort aimed at fixing Nigeria, Bello noted that Nigeria was divided along religious, ethnic and other divisive tendencies before the APC government took over the leadership of the country in 2015

“We have been able to ensure a more united prosperous, secured and more Progressive Kogi state under my administration. The president is also doing his best to fix long years of decay in the country. Before the president came to power, Nigeria was divided along religion, ethnic and other divisive tendencies. But the president is doing his best and he require prayers of all of us ” He solicited.

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On the 2023 presidency, Governor Bello , said , although there is pressures on him by youths, political , religious and opinion leaders to run for the presidency, he would ,however allow God to direct him on what to do.

“The youths, women, political leaders from different political parties have been mounting pressures on me to run for the presidency in 2023. But all I can say is that the issue of who will be the next president of Nigeria is in the hands of Almighty God. My becoming Governor was divine. I am a strong believer in God. Let’s pray that God will choose the next president for Nigeria.

“God is going to show us the way to follow in the days ahead. We prayed that God will give us a good leader in 2023, who will build on the legacy of president Muhammodu Buhari.

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Earlier the leader of the team, Archbishop Dr. Peter Ogareki, said they are in the state to pray for the Governor and the people of the state, for God’s protection.

According to him, the stand of the Governor on serious national issues have been very outstanding, saying that Governor Bello’s stand against a second lockdown owing to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has saved the country from another recession.

The group promised to support the Governor in prayers for the 2023 presidency, adding that the country requires a focused, determined, result oriented and a detrabalized president in 2023.


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