2023 Presidency: Again, Youth coalition urges Yahaya Bello to contest, states reasons
As the race to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 gathers momentum, the Yahaya Bello Youths Coalition (YBYC) says it has found in Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, requisite capacity, vibrant youthfulness and astute competence.
Sterling qualities, the group believes, the next Nigerian leader should possess.
National Coordinator of YBYC, Comrade Muhammed Olowo, at a press conference in Abuja on Friday, gave reasons as to why their progress-seeking and not-for-profit political pressure are championing the movement of a Yahaya Bello presidency in 2023.
Olowo, in his speech tagged: “Resetting Nigeria on the Path of Greatness Come 2023: GYB to the Salvation,” said YBYC is seriously concerned about the future of Nigeria, post-Buhari administration.
His words: “We are apprehensive as to who shall emerge from the sea of potential presidential contestants as President, and sustain the lasting legacies of transformational leadership, already bequeathed by Mr. President.”
According to him, their pressure group had conducted a critical and impartial assessment of the profiles of some eminent politicians already been touted as Nigeria’s President-in-waiting, come 2023.
“Surprisingly, after the painstaking exercise, we unanimously found in Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, the requisite capacity, vibrant youthfulness, and astute competence required of the next Nigerian President,” he said.
Hear him: “If President Buhari, who is over 70 could record many sterling achievements, one can only wonder when an accomplished youth, courageous leader and hardworking Governor in the person of Governor Yahaya Bello, is in the saddle as Nigeria’s leader.”
In just little over five years as Kogi Governor, he said, Gov. Bello has redefined servant-leadership and true governance.
“Many people who knew Kogi State and its terrains, can attest to the transformation which has taken place since Yahaya Bello came on board in 2016.
“For a State infamously regarded as a hub for kidnapping and other violent skirmishes, nobody would have believed that Gov. Yahaya Bello will, through his magic wand, permanently address insecurity and crimes in the Confluence State, in just four years, before his re-election for a second term in 2019,” the YBYC National Coordinator added.
He called on Gov. Bello to quickly accept the genuine calls of many spirited bodies, patriotic individuals and teeming Nigerian youths, to contest for the 2023 presidential election.
Comrade Olowo said: “Like us, many see him as the messiah that will proffer solutions to the myriad of woes bedeviling the country. We are also calling on the youths, most especially, to champion the cause of not only having a youthful president, but a Nigerian leader that will share in their pains, and make assiduous effort to better their lots.”