A political group, Rescue Nigeria Mission, has called on the governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, to contest for the office of president in 2023.
Speaking in Lafia at a one-day induction and training program for the support program for Yahaya Bello, North Central Coordinator of the group, Tauhid Haruna, explained that members of the group converged from across the six states and the Federal Capital Territory to call on the Kogi governor to run for the 2023 presidency because of his leadership qualities.
Haruna said the group, which comprises youths and women, decided that it was time for a youthful and energetic president to emerge in 2023 to tackle the nation’s problems.
He further said that since he was elected into office, the governor has delivered the dividends of democracy to residents of Kogi State, especially in human capital development, which is why many Nigerians are urging him to contest for the 2023 presidency.
According to him, “We are calling on Governor Bello to run for the Office of the President because at this stage of Nigeria’s existence, we need a youthful leader who is vibrant and has the strength and the capacity to rule.
“We have mobilised thousands of youths across the North Central zone, and we are making efforts to get more people to join us because we believe that Yahaya Bello can solve the problems of Nigeria.
Nasarawa State Coordinator of the group, Musa Nagogo, appealed to residents of the state to join the group to advocate for Nigeria.
“When we were little children, we were told that we are the leaders of tomorrow, but up till today, that has not come because the old citizens have refused to give the youths a chance to lead.
I am calling on all residents of Nasarawa State and Nigerians to join the movement for a better country,” he said.
Meanwhile, the National Coordinator of Rescue Nigeria Mission, Abdullahi Damat, said it was time for the youths to take over the nation’s leadership to correct the errors by the old citizens who have held sway since the year 1999.
He expressed confidence in the leadership qualities of Yahaya Bello, saying that he alone has the remedy to the many challenges confronting the nation and appealed to all Nigerians to join the movement for him to forty to greater heights.
“This group was borne out of frustration.
The country needs the energy of young people to work.
We need a young man in 2023 to be our president, and that is why we are calling on Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State to run for office,” he added.
2023 Presidency: North Central youths urge Gov.
Yahaya Bello to contest