A political pressure group under the aegis of Progressives Ambassadors has hailed the decision of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to appoint Kogi State governor, Yahaya Adoza Bello, as coordinator of the Youth Wing of the party’s presidential campaigns.
Addressing newsmen and members of youth groups in Abuja, the convener of the group and reputable activist, Hon. Adams Abonu, said it was proper of the APC to tap into the Kogi State governor’s relationship with youths across Nigeria since he assumed office in 2016.
‘’Being one of the frontline aspirants during the APC presidential primaries in Abuja last May, Governor Bello possesses the requisite wherewithal to add substance to the presidential aspirations of the APC candidate and Nigerian youths and are ready to queue behind him to bolster the party’s chances.
‘’It has been widely acknowledged that Governor Bello is the doyen of youths from all walks of life in Nigeria having given youths priority in all his political considerations. This is the same governor who saw to the appointment of youths and women into strategic governance positions of responsibility in Kogi state and has accepted the connection with the entirety of Nigerian youths irrespective of backgrounds.
‘’We see this appointment as putting a square peg in a peg hole and deserves commendation. Governor Bello is the needed bridge between generations of Nigerians and this is an added advantage,’’ Abonu stated.
The group added that youths from other political parties would be massively mobilized to join APC’s campaign, particularly because of Governor Bello’s nationwide appeal and his grassroots credentials.
Continuing in the same vein, protem national spokesperson of the group and renowned youth activist, Ifunanya Ofurun, restated that women will also be conscripted in the APC presidential campaign because Governor Bello stands for women and youths emancipation.
‘’Owing to his enormous achievements in gender affirmation in Kogi, Nigerian women and youths will be led into the APC by Governor Bello and this calls for all hands to be on the deck. The amiable governor has done immensely for youths and women and now is the time to reward his magananimity.
‘’Everything within the confines of law and conscience would be harnessed to make the APC aspiration a reality and we will follow the leading light of Governor Bello,’’ the PA spokesperson declared.
Governor Bello contested in the APC primaries in May coming behind former Minister of Transport Rotimi Ameachi and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. The Independent National Electoral Commission has fixed September 28 for commencement of presidential and national assembly elections.