Yahaya Bello, Kogi state governor, has assured Nigerians that he will not betray their trust if elected as the president of the country in 2023.
Speaking on Thursday during a north-east state legislators meeting in Bauchi state, Bello said he will not disappoint Nigerians because he always keeps to his promises.
The governor, who spoke to the lawmakers on phone, further noted that he is confident that he will achieve victory at the polls and “get to the promise land”.
“It is about all of us. It is about our party, about Nigeria and our future. But by the grace of God, with your support and prayers, I know we will get to the promised land,” Bello said.
“I would have been there personally to appreciate you, but I don’t want to be seen to be breaking the law by now since open campaigns have not been allowed. I want to keep to the law.
“I’ll come around when the ban is lifted to speak to you one-on-one in your various enclaves. However, my speaker and other well-spirited Nigerians are moving around the country and are talking to people of importance, especially critical stakeholders like you.
“I want to promise you that I will not disappoint any of you. Looking at the relationship I have with my speaker of the Kogi state house of assembly, I know that by the grace of God when we get to the promised land, we will have a more robust and wonderful relationship when we get to the villa and I know we will get to the villa on May 29, 2023, by the special grace of God.
“I need your support. I need your prayers. I need your buy-in. I need you very much so that together, we can save this country and build on the successes of President Muhammadu Buhari. I once again promise that I will not betray your trust. I will not disappoint you because I am a man who keeps promises and trust.”
In October, the Kogi governor had said Nigerians would heave a sigh of relief when he takes over from President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.