A seasoned Nigerian journalist identified simply as Arogbonlo Israel has lambasted Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello following the latter’s presidential declaration slated for Saturday, April 2.
Recall the Kogi-born award-winning journalist a few weeks ago condemned the leadership style of the governor, especially “his poor treatment of workers in the State in terms of payment of percentage salaries and governance in general”.
In a statement signed in Lagos, Mr Israel described Yahaya Bello’s presidency as “the biggest joke of the century” while cautioning Nigerians against having another Buhari-like president come 2023.
“There have been circulated reports of Yahaya Bello planning to officially make known his intention to join the presidential race in 2023, and one wonders how a governor who still pays workers percentage salaries will be the next president of Nigeria?
“This is the biggest joke of the century that shouldn’t be taken serious by any right thinking member of the public,” he said.
He added; “Nigerians can’t afford to have ‘Buhari ProMax’ as their next president come 2023; the country is really going through a lot of shaking at the moment and it is only a competent leader with the positive vibe to confront the gigantic problems confronting us as a nation that should be elected president, and not those that we compound the problem.”
The peace ambassador also urged Nigerians to vote for the right leader come 2023 to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past.
“It’s in this light, I call on all eminent Nigerians to shine their eyes as we approach the election year. It is time we choose the right leader to pilot the affairs of our country. We must avoid the mistakes of the past that easily beset us and shun myopic politicking,” he advised.