Niger Delta APC Youth Vanguard (NDAYV), has thrown its weight behind Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello’s 2023 Presidential ambition.
In a statement the group said the choice was made after due consultations regarding the pressure being mounted by eminent personalities and opinion leaders of thoughts across the six geo-political zones with their blessings and support asking Governor Bello to go ahead with his 2023 presidential ambition and support him based on his contributions on issues of nation building, peace advocacy, security, stability, infrastructural and economic developmental strides in Kogi State for the past six years.
National Coordinator of the group, ‘General’ Fiawei Pathfinder and National Secretary, Comrade A.K. Peters with the leadership of the group, in the statement released in Abuja via electronic mail, argued that the choice of Governor Bello was made after taking a closer look at the list of possible presidential aspirants with clear connect with millions of youths in the six geo-political zones and they have come to the conclusion that Governor Bello stands out among them all.
According to the group, though the youths under the NDAYV made up of members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) youths and ex-agitators with stakeholders cut across the region who are core believers of President Muhammadu Buhari led APC federal government assured Governor Bello that they are behind his 2023 presidential movement and will always throw their full weight behind him at all times as our highly respected committed hard working party faithful, as a patriotic detribalized true Nigerian with a clear conscience of truth.
They also pointed out that they have started a promotional campaign to spearhead massive registration into the ruling party, the APC and embark on support programmes to assist in the INEC ongoing registration exercise at various communities, wards, polling units and fishing camps in the Niger Delta region, “while we did the sensitization and mobilization of these young people, whom we have earlier made to register and collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) ahead of the 2023 general elections in other to enable the APC to retain power at the center.
“All these are geared towards strengthening our support base. We have keenly watched and seen the peace, security, stability, infrastructural and economic developmental strides in Kogi State for the past six years and we are really proud of Governor Bello because of the litany of achievements he has recorded so far.
“Our choice of Governor Bello is based on his great role to stabilize the polity at national level in many fora. He has, at different times, demonstrated loyalty and commitment to Mr President and the affairs of the party with action borne out of passion to ensure our great party is united and remains unbeatable at state level and at the center as well.
“We believe in your vision and deeds of kindness to better the lives of poor Nigerians, and we will join you in this great work based on our reputation and track record to make your presidential ambition a reality come 2023.
“You made youths of our party and Nigerians proud for the bold step you took to amicably settle the issue and that was historical and made you an ‘Icon of Peace’.
“Stand tall among your peers and colleagues who are governors from the north and southern part of the country. At this junction we want to use this medium to urge Nigerians from all works of life across the six geo-political zone of the country to join in the support for Governor Bello 2023 presidential movement.
“It is a divine project that will give birth to a fresh air of peaceful coexistence without any religious undertone, bias nor sentiment.”