The Vigilante Group of Nigeria has declared their support for Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello to contest the next Presidential election, describing him as a true Nigerian who has shown both in action and character his intentions to unify and secure the nation.
Speaking through its Commander General, Dr. Usman Muhammed, during the group’s courtesy visit to Governor on Saturday, he noted that Governor Bello’s contributions to VGN in Kogi state was highly commendable expressing that with him at the helm of affairs in the country similar gesture would be extended to the VGN National body in a bid to further enhance their capacity for efficiency
The CG stressed that they were totally behind the Governor’s transition to Aso Rock in 2023 and had since began an advocacy campaign among its over 5, 000, 000 registered members all across the 36 states of the country canvassing for the governor and heralding his good deeds.
He assured that if the VGN was well positioned and equipped, it had all it takes both in human power and will to combat the challenges of banditry, terrorism, kidnapping and other evil vices the country was currently faced with
Responding, Governor Bello thanked the Vigilante Group for the show of love for President Muhammadu Buhari, the country, himself and for their continued services to their country adding that as long as we all continued to pray for the President, the Nation would experience progress.
He urged citizens to reflect on the situation and circumstances of things before the president’s emergence in 2015 adding that despite the difficult, turbulent and treacherous circumstances, the president was still performing
Governor Bello however alluded that the responsibility of fixing the country lay on shoulders of leaders from top to bottom and across religion, tradition and even at the various family institutions noting that every individual has a role to play in National Development.
He noted that the modest achievements in several highlighted areas in Kogi state ware combinations of the people’s resolve and leadership will suggesting that the only way we would continue to have a country was when the citizens resolved to ensure the unity, peace and progress of their country.
He stated that many of the security challenges in the country were either politically motivated or lack of political will by leaders to tackle them, noting that the VGN was a ready made asset that was well organized and willing to serve the nation and if given the opportunity to lead, assuring that the group would be properly integrated into the security architecture of the country
The Governor charged them to continue to work with their respective state governors and leaders irrespective of their political affiliation or religion affinity in a bid to secure the nation assuring that in due cause politicians perpetrating evil would be exposed.