Abiola’s Daughter Explains Why She Accepted To Lead Yahaya Bello’s Presidential Campaign

abiolas daughter explains why she accepted to lead yahaya bellos presidential campaign
abiolas daughter explains why she accepted to lead yahaya bellos presidential campaign

Hafsat Abiola, the Director-General of the Yahaya Bello Presidential Campaign Organisation, has revealed why she agreed to run Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State’s presidential campaign.

After studying Bello, the daughter of late Chief MKO Abiola, the acknowledged winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential election, concluded that he possessed the skills required to lead Nigeria to its proper path.

One of her late father’s and Governor Bello’s parallels, she noted, is their refusal to have political godfathers.

This, she claimed, was to blame for the Governor’s “persecution” by various interests and the issues that surrounded his administration.

Bello just declared for the 2023 election in Abuja in front of a large throng.

In an interview with Arise TV on Sunday, the DG expressed confidence that Yahaya Bello would get the All Progressives Congress ticket regardless of the National Chairman’s zone.

“Nigerians must be allowed to choose their own leaders. That is what democracy is all about. My father did not run for the position of zoning representative. He was just interested in Nigeria,” she explained.

Another resemblance, she said, was that the late MKO, like Bello, believed in a united Nigeria, and that he treated everyone around him with respect, regardless of their socioeconomic status.

“I’ve observed these attributes in Governor Bello as well. He dared to run, despite the fact that he was from a minority tribe in Kogi, and he won, and he has returned. When it was thought that a Yoruba man could not be President, my father did the same.”

“Yahaya Bello is the most qualified candidate for the job. And if you know me, you know I’m not motivated by money. I act on my convictions. We’ll be working hard for the next seven weeks, and when we emerge, we’ll provide the Nigeria of our dreams,” Hafsat Abiola remarked.

Her father would have been pleased to see that a young, bold guy like the Governor had gone to great lengths to bring Hope ’93 back in Hope ’23, with the same person who wrote the manifesto on board – Senator Jonathan Zwingina.