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“Let’s get a credible Nigerian to fix the country” — Yahaya Bello faults rotational presidency

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Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has dismissed the idea of a rotational presidency in the country, saying Nigeria deserves the best material.

He made this known on Thursday while addressing State House Correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa.

Bello noted Nigeria’s current problems are largely because of rotational presidency, stressing the need for Nigerians to consider competence in choosing the next president in 2023.

“For once let’s get Nigeria fixed. We have practised seemingly rotational presidencies since 1999 to date. Let us evaluate our successes or achievements from this seeming rotational presidency between then and now,” he said.

“Why don’t we simply go for the best?

“After all, we copy this democracy from America and some of the developed world. How many of these countries are practising traditional presidency?

“You see, we are where we are today not because we are practicing rotational Presidency. If you want to go by that rotational presidency, then do perfect zoning. Go by perfect rotation. And if you go by rotation and whichever way you come from, I don’t think you should exclude where I come from. That’s number one.”

According to the governor, fixing Nigeria require a credible, sincere, patriotic person, saying the best material is what Nigerians should be seeking at this point.

He added: “If you’re flying an aircraft, you don’t ask who the pilot is. If you undergo a surgery in a hospital, you wouldn’t ask which doctor is this, is he from your zone, your tribe, your religion, all you want is the best pilot to fly you safely to your destination.

“All you want is the best doctor to handle you and deliver you safely from the operation.

“I think Nigeria is at that point now of seeking the best from anywhere in this country, irrespective of where he comes from. Thereafter, you remain in a position to reflect equity, fairness and justice. That is my position.”

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