In an interview with Vanguard, Kogi State governor and APC presidential candidate, Yahaya Bello vowed to secure Nigeria as done in Kogi State.
Kogi State is a microcosm of Nigeria and possesses the same diversities that, often mismanaged, have caused us so much trouble in Nigeria. However, I mobilized my people and together we are working through our differences. The brutal personality cults, tribal clashes, farmer/herdsmen conflicts, and religious upheavals we inherited have ceased.
One of my most outstanding achievements as Governor, and one that I am very proud of indeed, is the dismantling of these age-long dichotomies. Another is the elevation of inclusivity as a cardinal point in the compass of governance.
If elected, I will ensure Nigerians of every extraction know what it means to be free of the principles of exclusion that currently demeans our very existence. All of us deserve to belong in our country without discrimination or marginalization and to receive our full and valuable parts in the national scheme of affairs.
I am Ebira and as a person who overcame the ‘minority syndrome with much difficulty to be where I am today, I want every Nigerian, especially the youth, to live in a country where no tribe or religion, or gender is ever considered a minority again.