Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has been appointed National Youth Coordinator of Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council.
A statement released in Lokoja on Sunday said the nomination was conveyed in a letter to Governor Bello, signed by All Progressives Congress presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Tinubu, in the letter dated August 8, 2022, pointed out that Bello, who was a contender for the party’s presidential primaries, held in June 2022, deserved this nomination, due to his impressive political achievements and the exemplary leadership he had shown. evidence as governor. of his state and as a member of the party.
The former Governor of Lagos State added that he was confident that the Governor of Kogi would do his best in the new responsibility entrusted to him so that the party can carry out an effective and message-driven campaign, which would lead to victory in the 2023 presidential election.
Recall that multitudes of youths and women across Nigeria’s six geopolitical zones had, in the run-up to the APC presidential primary election, shown strong support for the Governor of Kogi, because of his pro-youth policies. and to women. .
Party members and analysts described the nomination as a big boost for the campaign, given the prominence of young people in the 2023 elections and the impressive youth-targeted campaigns Bello ran ahead of the primary elections.
The letter, titled “Appointment as National Youth Coordinator for the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council”, read in part: “Through this letter, we are pleased to officially announce your appointment as the National Youth Coordinator of the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council.
“This appointment is fitting and appropriate, given your impressive political achievements and the exemplary leadership you have shown as governor of your state and as a member of the party.
“We are grateful that you have joined our campaign team. We know you will do your best in this new responsibility, so we are running an effective and message-driven campaign that will lead us to victory in the 2023 presidential election. .
“Together, not only can we secure victory for our party in the February 2023 elections, but we will also move Nigeria forward on the path to national greatness by building on the achievements of our party and the administration of President Muhammadu. Buhari to ensure progressive good governance for Nigerians.. We wish you speed and God’s guidance.
“Congratulations. Please accept the assurances of our greatest respect and our everlasting greetings.
In his letter of acceptance, Governor Bello pledged to do everything in his power, alongside the presidential candidate, to ensure the victory of the APC.
“Your Excellency is a great Nigerian I know who not only exemplifies but amply demonstrates, through transformational leadership and good governance, my own aspirations for a secure, united and prosperous Nigeria,” he said.