The Arewa Youth Forum (AYF) has called on Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi to run for the Presidency in 2023, stating that it was time for the youth to take over the country’s leadership.
The forum made the call on Saturday during a courtesy visit on Bello at the Government House, Lokoja.
Mr Onogwu Muhammed, Chief Press Secretary to the Kogi Governor, disclosed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja.
According to the statement, Comrade Gambo Gunjungu, President of the AYF, said the youth were tired of “recycled leaders’’.
Gunjungu said that the group “after thorough research and evidence of the numerous antecedents’’ of Bello decided to call on him to run for President in 2023.
The youth leaders said Bello had made remarkable achievements in the areas of security, infrastructure, youth and women inclusion in governance, as well as his firmness against the politicisation of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Like many other young Nigerians wanting to change the narratives of political bandwagon and recycled politicians, we are looking up to him as the hope of the Nigerian youth.
“We are discussing with our patrons and we already have the network it would take to propagate their message all over the nation,” Gunjungu said.