National youth stakeholders from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party have expressed optimism that the appointment of Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello as National Youth Coordinator for the presidential campaign of ‘Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will ensure proper inclusion in the next administration.
Tinubu had earlier announced that the governor would lead the youth wing of the campaign team.
Reacting to the development in Abuja on Wednesday, the group’s spokesperson, Aliyu Audu, appreciated the APC’s presidential standard bearer for seeing fit to appoint Governor Bello to the post.
Audu, who described Governor Bello as a round peg in a round hole, said his appointment is yet another demonstration of Asiwaju’s ability to identify individuals, regardless of their religion, tribe or gender, who have the means to accomplish a given task.
Youth stakeholders said the choice of Kogi State Governor as National Youth Coordinator bodes well for the party’s success in the 2023 elections, adding that its connection to the nation’s youthful population usually places him in front of any other person. in consideration.
“As a man with unique eyes and known for putting round ankles in round holes, his legendary cunning was once again demonstrated in his choice of Yahaya Bello for the role of mobilizing young people and people of age. medium being the largest bloc of the electoral population, and this is the very reason why the APC entrusted it with the party flag, not only to win the elections, but also to provide the much-needed leadership to build on the achievements of the government led by President Muhammadu Buhari in the center.
“It is with deep meaning and a heart of appreciation that we thank Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for giving due recognition in line with his proven commitment to rewarding the hard work, loyalty and enthronement of meritocracy in public administration consistent with its background.
“APC youth stakeholders want it on record that the choice of Yahaya Bello as national youth coordinator bodes well for the party’s success in the upcoming elections. The appointment excites us and for not very far-fetched reasons. He is not only the most qualified for this noble mission, his connection to the youthful population of the nation puts him ahead of everyone else usually considered.
“Governor Yahaha Bello, as the representative and face of young people in politics and government, has built a strong foundation of his primary demographics by working well with them at every opportunity given. This he demonstrated through the roles he played in various capacities involving youth. He brought millions of young people to the APC when he chaired the party’s Women and Youth Mobilization and Outreach Committee in 2020.
“Bello dominated by keeping the peace and even playing a mediating role in the famous ENDSARS protest held across the country. His patriotism and commitment to national development was again proven when he intervened in the face-off between farmers in the north and the southern region that led to the blockage of food supplies from the south in 2020 .
“It is also recorded that Governor Bello has appointed more young people and women to the highest offices since coming to power and has given many more young and middle-aged people the opportunity to excel in the government more than any other in the current Democratic dispensation. This is not just because he is young himself, but because he recognizes the energy and innovative spirit of young people and the need to include them in the planning and building of the Nigeria of our collective dreams through mentoring and providing opportunities to showcase their leadership skills. in a patriotic way.
“Talk about Street’s credibility, there’s no match for Governor Yahaya Bello. No wonder he’s connecting with young people from different walks of life. From sportsmen to musicians to actors and many other young professionals, Bello has a deep connection with this demographic that may well be the gold the APC needs to win the next presidential election.It gladdens the hearts of all well-meaning and progressive young players in the party. .
“It is on this note that we want to appeal to all young Nigerians to view the appointment of Governor Yahaha Bello as an opportunity to gravitate towards the goal of inducting a leader into Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a proven builder of people, of wealth and nationhood which will place young people at the forefront of the governance of the country.For a very long time, young Nigerians have not had the place of honor in society, especially in governance and the public administration, but that will not be the case with the Asiwaju government as it recognizes the huge potentials of Nigerian youth and middle age needed to build Nigeria that works for everyone.
“We especially call on young Nigerians and middle aged people to use this presidential campaign of 2023 as an opportunity to show our will to lead and contribute our much needed quota in the development of Nigeria by ensuring a campaign based on the problems and avoiding all forms of violence, hostility and unnecessary attacks on personality while we, the young patriotic actors of the party, are open and welcome to cerebral conversations on matters of national interest. letting emotions keep us from rallying around the right leader whose leadership, skill, ability, character, and vision are suited to the task ahead.
“The Nation is ours and it is our responsibility to build it in a way that serves the interest of the majority of citizens working with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a proven leader in progressive governance,” said the group.