By; GIFT OMOKORE, Kaduna
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has said that Nigerian youth will decide his fate in the next presidential election in 2023.
He stated this at the inauguration of Northern state offices of a group, Yahaya Bello Network held in Kaduna State.
Inauguration of the Movement called Yahaya Bello Network Group (YBN), is coming barely 72 hours after the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) declared that the region will retain power beyond 2023, as it has the voters population to win the presidential election in 2023.
Governor Bello who was represented at the event by his Special Adviser on Youth and Student Affairs, Ahmed Jubril, said, it is a good development that Nigerian youth are now coming on board to identify with a youth like them for the exalted position of Nigerian President.
According to him, “Governor Yahaya Bello is doing the right thing because in other countries, we have seen where the youth have taken over.”
On the agitation for return of Presidency to the South, Governor Bello said, the agitation, “is part of democracy. Everybody has the right to call for what they want and it is their opinion. But we know that as a party, in the APC, we don’t have any fixed law saying anybody is entitled to power in any area for a period of time.
“If they have seen the youth in Governor Bello, if they have seen a leader and a unifier of the country in him, then he shall be President by the grace of God, because man proposes, but God has the final say.
Inaugurating the 19 Northern states, executives and ambassadors of the movement, the Arewa youth said the call by the Southern Governors for power to return to the South is unconstitutional and uncalled for in democracy because politics is a game of number.
Spokesman of the Network, Bello Mohamned Bello said, gone are the days when Nigerians should be talking of politics of region, religion and ethnicity.
“We are supporting Governor not only because he is our own in the North, but because he is young, vibrant, energetic and has what it takes to lead Nigeria to the promised land.
“There are agitations everywhere, but it is not constitutional and politics is a game of number and Yahaya Bello is a man of quality,” he stressed.
Secretary General of YBN, Salisu Mohammed inaugurated the executives and ambassadors including notable Kannywood actors and actresses, charging them to go and spread the message to others in their respective states.