Says APC candidate has capacity to restore Nigeria
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has been appointed National Youth Coordinator of the Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council.
The appointment was conveyed in a letter addressed to Bello, signed by the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Tinubu, in the letter, dated August 8, 2022, stressed that Bello, who was an aspirant in the party’s presidential primary held in June 2022, deserved the appointment, owing to his impressive political achievements and the exemplary leadership he demonstrated as governor of his state and as a party member.
Tinubu added that he was confident the Kogi State governor would do his best in the new responsibility, so that the party could run an effective, message-driven campaign, which would lead to victory in the 2023 presidential election.
In his acceptance letter, Bello pledged to deploy all in his capacity, working alongside the presidential candidate, to ensure victory for APC.
He said: “Your excellency is one great Nigerian I know, who not only exemplifies but abundantly demonstrates, through transformational leadership and good governance, my own aspirations for a Nigeria that is secure, united and prosperous.”
In a related development, Bello, while meeting with APC ward, local council chairman, candidates and other stakeholders from Idah Federal Constituency of the state, at the weekend, stressed that Tinubu has been consistent with the party.
He added that the presidential candidate has shown direction and leadership Nigeria needs to address its challenges, hence party faithful should give him overwhelming support and vote for him in 2023.
Recall that youths and women across the six geo-political zones of Nigeria had, during the build-up to the APC presidential primary election, demonstrated strong support for Bello, owing to his youth and women-friendly policies.
Tinubu’s letter, titled, ‘Appointment as National Youth Coordinator for Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council,’ reads in part:
“By way of this letter, we are pleased to formally convey your appointment as 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 demonstrated as governor of your state and as a party member.
“We are grateful that you have joined our campaign team. We know you will do your utmost in this new responsibility, so we conduct an effective, message-driven campaign, leading us to victory in the 2023 presidential election.”
“Together, not only can we ensure victory for our party in the February 2023 election but we shall also move Nigeria along the path of national greatness by building on the achievements of our party and the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, in providing progressive good governance to Nigerians.
“We wish you God’s speed and guidance. Congratulations. Please, accept the assurances of our highest respect and regards always.”