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Yahaya Bello’s presidency will guarantee peaceful, prosperous Nigeria, North-Central youths say

By Ibrahim Obansa, Lokoja
08 December 2021   |   2:59 am
The North-Central youths, under the aegis of Yahaya Bello Network (YBN), have endorsed Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State for 2023 presidency.

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The North-Central youths, under the aegis of Yahaya Bello Network (YBN), have endorsed Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State for the 2023 presidency.

The youths said that only through him would the Nigerian dreams of unity, safety and economic advancement be achieved.

The youths in their thousands, who besieged the state capital in a town hall meeting organised by the YBN yesterday in Lokoja, said the unity of the country, security of life and property, as well as its economic prosperity, were paramount.

Convener and National Chairman of the YBN, Alhaji Abdulrahman Muhammed, popularly known as Abdul Amart Mai Kwashewa, said the Network was out to pursue the actualisation of the “Not Too Young To Rule” Act and to urge Governor Bello to contest the 2023 presidential race.

Kwashewa noted that the governor had proved his mettle as a capable leader in Kogi and also capable of leading the country out of the woods who would deliver the country from challenges.

He said that God had blessed the people of Kogi State for giving them a leadership gem as Bello, saying: “God has blessed this state with a pragmatic leader and the youngest governor in Nigeria.

“I have never seen a leader that cares so much about the welfare of youths. He has the largest number of youths more than any other state in this country”, he said.

“There was a crisis of insecurity in the state before he took the mantle of leadership and today, Kogi is one of the safest states in the country.

ALSO speaking, Kogi State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Abdullahi Bello, said history was being made in Nigerian political terrain with the youths now taking their destiny in their hands to support one of their own.

He said that Yahaya Bello’s presidency would ensure adequate reward for hard work, excellence and dedication, adding that the country’s leadership over the years had lacked a good rewarding system.

The Deputy Speaker, Kogi State House of Assembly, Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed, commended the convener of YBN for the evolution of the group cutting across states in Nigeria.

He said: “Our priority as Kogites is to see Governor Yahaya Bello becoming the President because of the quality leadership in him.

“With him, the Nigerian dream will come true. Our body language, thinking and dream are Yahaya Bello and our dreams shall come true and become a reality.”

In the same vein, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr. Folashade Arike Ayoade, described the aspiration of Yahaya Bello as timely in view of the prevailing challenges assailing the country saying: “We are grateful to God for giving Bello to us at this time.”

The town hall meeting also featured the inauguration of Kogi State Executive Council of the YBN.