THE All Progressives Congress Youth Solidarity and Development Forum has hailed the appointment of Governor Yahaya Bello as the national youth coordinator of the Tinubu-Shetimma 2023 presidential campaign council as well-deserved.
The group said it would mobilise at least 25 million youths across the country to vote massively for the APC as part of its support for Governor Bello and the party’s presidential candidates.
The APC Youth Solidarity and Development Forum made this known on Monday at a press conference in Abuja.
In his address, the group’s national coordinator, Hon. Joseph J Ukpoju described Bello as a time-tested youth mobiliser of young people who resonates with the teeming youthful population in the country.
While noting that his appointment didn’t come as a surprise, Ukpoju said it represents a paradigm shift in youth inclusiveness in governance.
He added that the choice of Bello is a masterstroke that will lead to the party’s victory in 2023.
“The leadership of the APC Youth Solidarity and Development Forum is holding this press conference in celebration of the appointment of the Executive Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, as the National Youth Coordinator of the APC Presidential Campaign Council for the 2023 Presidential Election,” the statement said.
“This is indeed a strategic move by the leadership of the APC in identifying the political dexterity and followership of Governor Yahaya Bello across the country to serve as the National Youth Coordinator.
“Governor Yahaya Bello remains a man whose actions resonate with the teeming youthful population in the country. He represents a paradigm shift in youth inclusiveness in governance in the country.
“The strategic importance of the appointment of the young and energetic Yahaya Bello cannot be overemphasized. Over the years, he has demonstrated capacity and a commitment to bring the teeming youthful population in Nigeria to the mainstream of governance in the country.
“The APC Youth Solidarity and Development Forum is elated that the leadership of the APC has delivered a masterstroke that would translate to the active buy-in of the youths in the country into the Tinubu-Shettima 2023 Project.
“We wish to state that Governor Yahaya Bello is well deserving of the appointment due to his leadership style as a time-tested youth mobilizer in the country. This much he has demonstrated in several capacities over the years, and the results have been outstanding”.
The group, therefore, pledged its continued “support for the Tinubu-Shettima 2023 Project by mobilizing at least 25 million youths across the country to vote massively for the APC during the presidential elections”.
Ukpoju assured Governor Bello that the youths would rally behind the APC towards delivering electoral victory at the polls
He further thanked the “APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for identifying with the youths in the choice of Governor Yahaya Bello as the National Youth Coordinator of the Presidential Campaign Council”.
The APC forum, however, charged Bello to hit the ground running swiftly in his characteristic manner and use his wide network to bring youths in the country under the APC umbrella.