Gov Bello for President youth group (GYB2PYB)

A youth group, Governor Yahaya Bello to President Yahaya Bello (GYB2PYB), who called on the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, to contest for the presidential race, says the governor has a 14-day ultimatum to accept its call and threatens to take to the streets if he delays.

The group yesterday presented the request letter to the governor at the Kogi State Liaison Office in Abuja.
Amb. Oladele Nihi, the group’s National Coordinator, said Bello has what it takes to become the next president, describing him as an “exemplary leader.”

He noted that the group wants Nigerians to experience what Kogites are currently enjoying. He also described their move as being patriotic.

In his words, “The Nigerian youths have put their resources and human resources together and with over15 million of them signing signatures to ask Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State to contest the presidency come 2023.

“We believe that as youth leaders, we owe our nation this duty, to make sure that in 2023, we do not just have a president but the president that is youth minded. We want to have a president that is youth and women sensitive,” he added.

“Our intention initially was to shut down this liaison office and to occupy it for the next 14 days until the government accepts our request to him to run. “

“We felt that it is the right time for Nigerians to have a feel of what Kogi State is currently having. We are aware that Kogi State today is the youths’ government, by the youths, and for the youths.

“We are aware that Kogi State today has over 90 percent of its appointees from the youth group, both men and women. We are aware that in Kogi State today, all the 21 Vice chairmen are women. We are also mindful that in Kogi State today, all the 21 council leaders are women. We are also aware that all the secretaries to the council chairmen in Kogi State today are youth council coordinators.

“And we have discovered that if Yahaya Bello, the Executive Governor of Kogi State, is doing all these beautiful things in Kogi State, Nigeria deserves to have a feel of what kogites are currently enjoying.

“It is on this note that the Nigerian youths, through the GYB2PYB Youths Support Group is submitting a letter of call to run for presidency come 2023, to His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Bello.

“We are here to call on him to contest for the presidency come 2023, and we promise him that aside from urging him to challenge, as you are aware, over 75 percent population and even the voting strength of Nigeria are young people.
“We are assuring him of our maximum support throughout the electioneering campaigns.

We will sensitize and canvass our colleagues across the 36 states and 774 local government areas for him and also making sure that we vote massively for him come February 2023 and, at the same time, protect our votes to make sure that our votes count.”
“We want to give him a 14-day ultimatum to provide us with a positive response; else, the Nigerian youths are ready to shut down this nation.

“We are sure the governor would not want to witness a repeat of protest similar to the #EndSARs protests that happened in this country in October last year.

“So we are giving him a 14-day ultimatum to accept to run so that we can begin our movement and mobilization for him come 2023,” he concluded.

I was receiving the letter, Barr. Medina Anako, the Special Adviser to the governor on Intergovernmental Affair, assured the group of delivering the message speedily, noting that the group’s request would be answered with the time given.

Anako recounted that “This is one of the hundreds of calls for him to run for the presidency in 2023. We have received all from women and different groups from across Nigeria, calling him to come and run for the presidency in 2023, it’s a clarion call. Of course, nobody will call him if he hasn’t seen his exemplary leadership that he has put in place in Kogi State.”

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