From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
In their quest to actualize the dream of a youthful president at the 2023 presidential election, five states in the country have endorsed the Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello as the youth’s candidates for the country’s presidency.
The National Youth Council of Nigeria(NYCN) Kogi State Chapter, recently embarked on the first phase of her state to state tour where it visited Ondo, Kwara, Niger, Nasarawa and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja to create awareness as well as mobilizing support for the GYB2PYB project.
Leading the movement across to five states of the federation, Chairman of all Chairmen of the NYCN, and Nasarawa State Chapter Chairman, Comr. Idris Ojoko lauded the states for the warm reception given to them and the opportunity bestowed on them to carry out the mission.
According to him,” the time has come as youth of the country to return to the basis back to where we are coming from, where we are and where we are going to as it will go along way in understanding the need for the GYB2PYB project we are advocating for”.
The Not too young to run bill which has been signed into law he stressed, ” has given youths the opportunity to change the existing narrative about governance which Governor Yahaya Bello is already doing with Kogi State, hence, reasons why we are adopting him as our arrow head for 2023 presidential race”.
He continued,” I must say that its youth o’clock come 2023, which our candidacy in Governor Bello is more than capable as he possess all the charisma, knowledge about leadership and capacity to face the challenges of the country and restore the lost glory of the country”.
On his part, the Kogi State NYCN Council boss, Ambassador Usman Ogohi reinstated the commitment of Governor Yahaya Bello to the welfare of youths in the country, saying he is passionate about youth participation in national politics.
Ogohi pointed out that, “Governor Yahaya Bello is a youth like us. I am not selling to you a candidate who will fail us but a candidate whose work speaks volume for him in kogi State and in Nigeria.
According to him, “Governor Bello is not just proactive, meticulous and courageous; he is also a promise-keeping leader. It is against this backdrop that Nigerians are coming out to identify with his vision and asking him to run for the nation’s top office in 2023”.
He stressed that one thing that sets Governor Bello apart from others is his strong belief in equity, fairness and justice. This always reflects in the appointment of his aides and spread of development projects, and this he demonstrates in the provision of infrastructures and utilities in the state.
Ambassador Ogohi disclosed that few months in the saddle of leadership, the plague of insecurity in the state gave way with Kogi now celebrated as the most secure and safest in the country.
The Kogi NYCN leader expressed gratitude to all the five states NYCN for adopting the GYB to PYB project, assuring the that they would not regret making him their choice in the coming elections.
In their separate remarks, Chairmen of Ondo Council Chapter, Comr. Ogunmolawa Matthew Adewale, Kwara Chapter, Alh. Ali Nasiru, Niger Chapter, Comr. Bello Sharif, and Chairman NYCN FCT, Ango Abdullahi Suleiman said they were delighted with the transformational policy in Kogi State, stressing that Governor Bello stands tall among others in the quest for the repositioning of Nigeria’s fortunes.
They however pledged their unflinching support towards the GYB2PYB emancipation come 2023, stress that the numerical strength of the largest Constituency in the country will come to play out for the Gov. Yahaya Bello.