Kogi state Commissioner for works and Housing, Engineer Abubakar Ohere has charged Nigerians to look beyond sentiments in choosing the next president for the country.
He said , the hitherto considerations for the election of President which was based on regions , ethnicity and religions have not been able to offer purposeful leadership to the people stressing that age, courage and antecedents of managerial acumen should be the yardsticks in determining who governs the country.
Engineer Ohere gave the charge Monday while speaking with the Journalists in Lokoja on the need for the well meaning Nigerians to avoid parochial consideration in supporting the would be President that will take the country out of its present predicaments.
He suggested that the Governor of kogi state Alhaji Yahaya Bello who is nether from the three major tribes and was not born with silver spoon , but was able to change , socio economic and security narratives in his five years on the saddle of the state , should be the best option.
According to Engr. Ohere, ” Gov. Bello is not a Hausa Man, neither is he an Ibo or Yoruba Man, but he has what it takes to provide leadership, a criteria that should be the focus.
“Gov. Bello has youthful age on his side, and with his political will in taking critical decisions , should be supported to lead the country at this time of our national challenges.
” What the nation needs now is a courageous leader in the mould of Gov. Bello who is not inclined to class, ethnic or religious bigotry which are the hallmarks of Governor Bello.”He solicited.
Ohere stated that although President Mohammadu Buhari is a good man with good conscience to help the country, but could not do much because of his age and incidence of sychophants around him.
He frowns at those who still think that the nation’s Presidency should be about sentiments on the basis of Tribe and region, insisting that what is needed for the nation to make progress now more than ever before is a man of courage in the mould of Gov. Yahaya Bello.
According to him, ” Had the nation heeded to the advise of Governor Bello on the outbreak of Covid 19 , the country wouldn’t have found itself in a precarious situation , saying the nation needs a courageous Presidency that can tackle insecurity head-on