The Nigerian 2023 general election keeps getting “messier” by the day. With widespread disillusionment towards the Buhari-led administration, many Nigerians have pinned their hopes on 2023 to redeem all they have lost over the years as the soul search for a Nigerian political messiah continues.
Some Nigerian politicians have not been shy to make public their presidential aspirations even if they get the lashing of their lives from angry Nigerians. One of such bold persons is controversial Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello. Channels TV announced via its Twitter handle concerning Yahaya Bello’s presidential ambition. Yahaya Bello had said: All Nigerians are asking me to run for President in 2023. My answer will be in affirmative in a few time from now. Of course, the Nigerian Twitter community didn’t spare him one bit. Here are some interesting responses to his intention.
Popular Nigerian social media blogger, Tunde Ednut tweeted: All Nigerians have been asking me to run for President in the Nigerian 2023 General Election.” – Yahaya Bello, Kogi State Governor
Abeg who are the “All Nigerians”
Another Nigerian on Twitter said: A man who can’t fix Kogi state, said Nigerians are begging him to become our president in 2023. Tell me the definition of tyranny again? Which Nigerians are begging Yahaya Bello?
Yahaya Bello is not the only Nigerian politician vying for the coveted presidential position. Lagos political godfather, APC chairman, and “Jagaban ” has been a long term admirer of the position and it is becoming clearer by the day that he would be one of the top contenders for the Nigerian presidential seat in the 2023 election. Despite his popularity in the Nigerian political space, Nigerians still have their reservations towards him. In fact,they are quite sceptical about what he has to offer as a president.
A Nigerian Twitter user was quick to point out Tinubu’s flaws and political gimmicks. He tweeted:Tinubu sold you and campaigned for a fraudulent born-again democrat in 2015 and 2019.
Yet you are begging, wanting and trusting the same Tinubu to be President in 2023?
It is very clear that many Nigerians have outsourced their right to think rationally.
Many Nigerians have shown little or no faith in Tinubu’s ability to succeed Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari. Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri, has also been a strong critic of Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
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