Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has said he is considering accepting calls on him to contest the 2023 presidential election.
The governor made this known during a chat with State House Correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in his office in the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
He also said competence and capacity should be the criteria for electing the next president and not his ethnicity or region.
Bello said: “There’s no doubt that Nigerians, the youth, the women and people of thoughts, are urging me, asking me to run for presidency in 2023.
“These are the wishes and aspirations of Nigerians urging me to run. And I have said that in the days to come, weeks and days ahead, I am going to give a resounding response to this overwhelming majority of voices across the length and breadth of Nigeria. And I did promise that I will not disappoint Nigerians.
“Well, I will give resounding response to the yearnings and aspirations of Nigerians. Surely, Nigeria will not be the same again by the grace of God. That is number one.”