The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu. has appointed the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, as the National Youth Coordinator of the Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council.
Tinubu said that Bello deserved the appointment owing to his impressive political achievements and the exemplary leadership he had demonstrated as governor of his state and as a party member.
He added that he was confident that the governor would do his best in the new responsibility given him to ensure the party run an effective and message-driven campaign that would lead to its victory in the 2023 presidential election.
The appointment was revealed on Sunday through a letter addressed to the governor and signed by the presidential candidate as he and his running mate, Kasim Shettima, prepare for the kick-off of the campaign scheduled for another 10 days.
As gathered, the letter containing the Kogi governor, who was an aspirant in the party’s presidential primary, appointment was signed by the APC presidential candidate last month.
According to the letter titled, “Appointment as National Youth Coordinator for Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council,” Bello would be expected to persuade the youths to vote for the APC candidate during the election.
“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.”
In his acceptance letter, Bello pledged to deploy all in his capacity, working alongside the presidential candidate, to ensure victory for the APC.
“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,” he stated.