Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday, February 28, 2021, has paid a courtesy visit to the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello.
Chief Press Secretary, to Governor Bello, Mohammed Onogwu, who disclosed this to newsmen is a statement said, the former president expressed satisfaction with the governor over the developmental strides in the state, the governor’s effort to curb insecurity as well the maintenance of peace and stability in the state.
According to Daily Post, the Governor’s chief press secretary said both the former president and the governor had a very fruitful conversation.
Obasanjo called on all Nigerians to fight insecurity collectively as it is not a sectional but a national issue.
The former president commended Governor Yahaya Bello for providing a level playground in the polity of the state by offering more opportunities for youths and women in his administration.
What is not clear however is whether Obasanjo’s visit to Bello is linked to the governor’s alleged presidential ambition. Could the former president and father of the nation be giving his blessing to Yahaya Bello’s presidential ambition?
It will be recalled that youth groups around the country have been clamoring for Yahaya Bello to run for president and this has been followed by several campaign posters of the young governor flying around different states in the country.