The Leicester City striker is the latest Nigerian footballer to visit the Kogi state governor, who is nursing a presidential ambition
The support keeps coming for Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello after receiving Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho at the Kogi statehouse.
Iheanacho’s visit comes just a few days after former Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi also visited the number one citizen of Kogi.
Bello congratulated expressed his delight at seeing Iheanacho while he also congratulated the 24-year-old on his FA Cup win with Leicester City.
In a post on his official Facebook page, Bello said: “Finally, Senior Man Kells Kelechi Iheanacho don cut soap for me!
“It is always a pleasure to meet a teaming, Patriotic, Vibrant #nigerian #Youth.“Congratulations once again on your #facup win
Although the reason for Iheanacho’s visit is not yet known, it might have to do with Bello’s ambition to contest for Nigeria’s presidency in 2023.
It’s no more a secret that Bello is interested in contesting for Nigeria’s number one seat, and he has been seeking the support of prominent Nigerian youths.
Former Nigerian stars like Austin Jay-Jay Okocha, Kanu Nwankwo, Tijani Babangida, Garba Lawal and many others have also visited the Kogi state governor.
However, there’s still a long way to go for Bello as he still needs to win the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential ticket.