The presidential aspiration of Governor Alh Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, saying that Nigeria needs a youthful president at this crucial stage of our development.
The youths who converged in Calabar for a town hall meeting with Governor Yahaya Bello, represented by the national Coordinator of Rescue Nigeria Mission, Abdulahi Shaibu Damad, said Bello represents the face of new generation leaders who have been yearning for political space.
The youths, under the National Youths Council of Nigeria (NYCN) from Rivers, Edo, Enugu, Cross River and Ebonyi chapters, said youths have been deprived for too long even as most leaders had occupied leadership positions right from their youthful age, adding that 2023 is a date with history and only Bello can change the political narratives.
In his address, the South-South Mobilisation Officer for Rescue Nigeria Mission, Prof Raphael Offiong, said: “We have always been ruled by our elders, we are not against them, but we need a post civil war leader, Yahaya Bello is an epitome of domestication.
“GYB has no foreign based Bank account, all his children are schooling in Nigeria. He is the first and only governor who has a non-indogenous cabinet. We are doing this because we want a young person to lead Nigeria,” the university don stated.
Speaking at the event also, the Cross River State chapter chairman of NYCN, Comrade Dan Obo, said:”On behalf of us in Cross River, we will not have a choice than to take part. Try as much as you can, when you become president, carry our youths along. As for us young people in Cross River, the future we want is now, it is true that Nigerians are suffering, so we need to get Nigeria working again.”
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