Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has disclosed that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, did not do enough to develop good and well built infrastructure in the country, saying that this was why he did not try to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari for the All Progressives Congress presidential ticket in 2015.
Bello lauded Buhari for his infrastructure achievements, stressing that it was for this main reason he had made the decision to contest for the 2023 presidency.
The Kogi State governor stressed that he would now build on such a great legacy left by Buhari if elected as Nigeria’s president.
Bello is one of the sitting governors who had declared interest to contest for the presidency in 2023.
The governor officially declared for the post at the week, promising to raise 20 million millionaires in seven years if elected.
“Today, I am running to build on the successes of President Muhammadu Buhari because of his performance,” the governor said during the current affairs show.
“In 2015, I dare not because there was no foundation whatsoever to build upon. But today under APC, President Muhammadu Buhari has been able to lay the foundation that I can build upon,” he added.
Bello referenced the apprenticeship system in the South-East, emphasizing the fact that for every problem facing the country currently, lasting solutions abound if the nation looks inward.
“Why can’t we in this country develop homegrown solutions to our own problems?” he asked.