The immediate-past Commissioner of Information in Kogi State, Mr Kingsley Fanwo said he will sacrifice for his principal, Governor Yahaya Bello to become Nigeria’s next President.
He made this declaration while speaking with journalists after picking the APC Expression of Interest and nomination forms to contest for the party’s House of Representatives ticket for Yagba West federal constituency, Kogi State.
Mr Fanwo said that if asked to choose between his ambition to become a member of the House of Representatives or Governor Bello’s ambition to become president, he will pick the Governor.
“I will easily choose that my boss, my mentor, my benefactor, governor Yahaya Bello become the president. I can sacrifice anything for him to become the president of this country.
“It is not about me. It is about our nation. It is about the person who can bring security and unity and he can do it,” he said.
Mr Fanwo who had earlier resigned his appointment as commissioner for information from Governor Yahaya Bello’s government said if given the opportunity he will do better as a lawmaker.
“What we are bringing is called participatory representation. You can not represent the people you don’t know. You can not represent the people you don’t even understand.
“You can not represent the people that you don’t even understand the challenges they are going through. You must know them. You must understand them before you can represent them and that is what we are bringing on board from 2023,” Fanwo said.
MR FANWO LAUDS GOVERNOR BELLO’S ACHIEVEMENTS IN KOGI STATE
The former commissioner lauded Governor Bello for the opportunity to learn under him.
“I have learnt from the best in terms of politics, in terms of administration, in terms of humanitarian service, I have learnt from the best and the best is Alhaji Yahaya Bello.4
“You know when you look at what he has done in Kogi State, all of us are proud of his giant strides.
“This is a man that inherited a balkanized state. A state that was divided, a state that was disunited but he came and ensured unity in the state. And apart from that, our governor has ensured security in the state.
“A state that was almost becoming a pariah state, a state that was the cesspit of kidnapping and criminalities, he has put his foot down to ensure that our state today is one of the safest states in Nigeria.
“Also, when you look at prosperity, with all of his programs that touched on the welfare of the good people of Kogi State, you will agree with me, he’s the best thing to have happened to the people of Kogi State.
“And that’s why we are not surprised that Nigerians are calling on him. He’s the first to pay for the expression of interest and nomination form to become the president of Nigeria.
“When he becomes president, I am not saying if he becomes president, I am saying when he becomes president, he will ensure security, he will ensure unity and he will enthrone prosperity in our nation,” said.