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Obasanjo’s son backs Kogi governor, Yahaya Bello, for 2023 presidency

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YAHAYA BELLO

Olujonwo Obasanjo, one of the sons of elder statesman and former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has begun a campaign in favour of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state.

WuzupNigeria reports that Olujuwon’s campaign is aimed at making Bello Nigeria’s President come 2023.

Olujuwon described Bello as a beacon of hope and urged the governor to step up his aspirations in order to create leadership space for the youths.

The ex-president’s son, who made the statement when he paid a courtesy call on Bello in Abuja, noted that Nigerian youths have been neglected for too long despite their numerical strength and huge contributions in electioneering processes.

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According to him, the Nigerian youths have been denied the space to manifest their aspirations in political decision-making.

He said the energy and patriotism of the youths can never be in doubt – noting that at 35-45 of age – current elder statesmen like General Muhammadu Buhari, Gen T. Y. Danjuma, Yakubu Gowon and of course his father, Olusegun Obasanjo were at their best in nation-building and leadership.

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Envisaging a Yahaya Bello presidency, he harped on the total inclusion of youths in governance – a catalyst for fruitful, timely and productive governance template for the people.

“With a Bello presidency, there is no doubt that youths of competence and patriotic valour under the age of 27-30 can be ministers”, he stressed.

While applauding the governor for his watertight fight against insecurity, infrastructural development drive and his wise decision and proactive leadership thrust in resolving the food blockade crises, Obasanjo tasked Bello to remain resolute and unshaken in his audacious push of occupying the seat of power come 2023.

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“You must remain resolute, stoic and not give in to intimidation, name-calling or sort. Your audacity is a big reawakening to Nigerian youths and this has given us more hope and confidence today.”

Responding, Bello thanked Olujonwo Obasanjo for the visit and words of encouragement.

He said when it is time for him to run, he was sure the youths demographic which he represents will give the needed support.

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