The governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has been described as the antidote to all ills suffered by Nigeria. He is portrayed as a medical substance needed to heal the country in a recent piece widely spread.
No doubt, the country appears unwell. Hopes and trusts are fading out in many hearts – these have culminated in violence and secessionist movement.
In the piece released by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Mohammed, Bello’s personality and remarkable achievements in Kogi State as well as some national tasks handled by him were woven into the features of the panacea and recommended for the curing of Nigeria.
The piece which was presented in form of a literary work revealed Nigeria’s unity is threatened with the trio of Insecurity, Religion, and Ethnicity Intolerance which were presented as diseases. It then gave a scenario of experts carrying out researches towards getting a cure for the disease but their efforts proved abortive even as an attempt made in 2015 (it portrays the election of a national leader described ‘Buharidine’ – also failed.
The CPS in the prosaical write-up, went further to look into 2023 about Nigeria’s presidential election ahead and gave a scenario of experts and the public recommending the panacea which is governor Yahaya Bello as the cure-all for Nigeria’s problems looking through his achievements in the state and the outcome of the tasks of the nation he had headed.
Yahaya Adoza Bello as a cure-all for Nigeria represents the governor’s personality and capabilities peeping into his records.
Describing the features of the governor as to show how capable he is to fix the country, Mohammed said it’s a medicine substance capable of curing ethnicity in politics and its confirmation is how the governor has been able to quench all forms of marginalization in Kogi State and also showcase the same at the national level by bringing many tribes across the country into his cabinet. It also cited the remarkable achievement of the governor in making national peace when the food blockade tussle was brokered by him.
In curing religious intolerance affecting Nigeria, the governor is projected as a cure and his potency is confirmed through the establishment of a government house chapel for the Christian faithful in Kogi state even as a Muslim and the first of its kind since the creation of the state three decades ago. The governor has also pally with many Christian religious leaders as he has played host to most of the major Church leaders in the country and has been in turn commended by many.
Another critical aspect of the governor’s highlight is his anti-criminal nature. Through the #YahayaBelloEffect in him, the previously received and high-strung Kogi state has been turned into a haven where the people now swim in a pool of peace.
It further hinted at the youthfulness of the governor that defines its vigor and carrying along of young people in governance as well as women. To this end, it’s believed that the governor is capable of curing the nation of the ills of gender imbalance and the sideling of the youth. Affirming Bello’s suitability is the position of Britain towards Nigeria for 2023 when it’s a consulate in Nigeria recently said it urged all political parties to front youthful candidates for the next election and consider women for key roles. It’s also a widely spread fact that Kogi is the only state from the north-central with a female SSG and 21 women vice chairmen across the local governments.
The governor is also said to be resistant to uncertainty and always stands by the people in difficult times. One of which was the outbreak of the pandemic and its management which was taking a toll on the common people in some states. The governor stood against mismanagement of the pandemic and saved people from losing their jobs and businesses by quenching fears and boosting the courage to move on in Kogi.
On whether there could be implications surrounding the candidature of GYB in form of side effects, the CPS succinctly put that none exists.
However, those who might not enjoy the stay of the Bello as the president are the old politicians who have been enriching themselves, criminals, religious fanatics, ethnic extremists, selfish individuals, and crooners of majority ruling and minor ethnic sideling.
So far, all hopes are not lost for Nigerians, the youth seemed to have risen to the challenge and they appear to have chosen one of their own which is Alhaji Yahaya Bello. Standing on the established facts about the governor, it’s fair to say that his emergence as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria will birth a new nation where every single unit, geopolitical zone, and section will have a say in governance.