Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has said that the business of governance is not a two-man show, hence any pact between President Muhammadu Buhari and Bola Ahmed Tinubu against 2023 would not be binding on all the members of the All Progressives Congress.
Governor was quoted in an exclusive interview by Daily Trust, wherein he stated that “Nigeria is not a banana republic which a committee of one or two persons will see as a personal estate or property.”
Bello said that the APC is guided by a constitution, and every activity and action of power is spelt out in the constitution.
“I was not there when the purported or implied understanding took place. But today, we have over 40 million members of this great party and you are telling me that, assuming without conceding, that such understanding took place, we are bound by it? I think President Buhari and Senator Tinubu have the interest of this country and the APC at heart. They want a popular, credible and qualified Nigerian to lead this country.
“President Buhari is leading an all-inclusive government and party, not for the two of them or few individuals. This idea of me and my friends or associates is archaic and aristocratic. It should not be discussed in a democracy because it is outdated and has no place again in our constitution; not anywhere in the world,” he said.