- A youth group, South West Youth Coalition has launched a 10,000 youth foot-match from Lagos to Bauchi
- This initiative is to persuade Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed to join the 2023 presidential race
- According to the group, Governor Mohammed ticked the boxes for the presidential seat
Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a group, South West Youth Coalition has launched a 10,000 youth trek from Lagos to Bauchi for Governor Bala Mohammed to be the next Nigerian president.
In a report by Leadership, the group inaugurated the “Bala Initiative with 10,000 youth foot-match from Lagos to Bauchi.” to prevail on Mohammed to aspire to become president in 2023.
According to the group, Mohammed should join the presidential race following his tremendous achievement as governor.
In a statement, the coalition went on to explain that the march was aimed at begging Nigerians from all the six geopolitical zones to persuade Governor Mohammed to join the 2023 race.
The group explained that the Bauchi governor has the potentials to address the defiant Boko Haram insurgency among others.
Oladimeji Lanre, the convener of the group, said the south-west youth leaders have vowed to make financial contributions to obtain a nomination form for the governor.
The convener said his group is expanding its tentacles to woo support for Governor Mohammed across the country.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a political movement supporting Alhaji Yahaya Bello’s presidential ambition, PYB Frontiers called on Nigerians to rally round the governor to ensure that he succeeds President Muhammadu Buhari.
The leader of the group, Hans Mohammed, in a statement sent to journalists on Tuesday, January 12, and seen by Legit.ng said the movement has commenced consultation activities that will ensure the governor emerges the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2023.
The group's call is coming after campaign posters of the Kogi state governor carrying inscriptions of his rumoured presidential ambition surfaced on some major roads in Kano state.
The posters were pasted at strategic locations in the state, including parts of Murtala Muhammad Way, Airport road, and Sani Marshal road.
Recently members of the Kogi state House of Assembly called on Governor Bello to put his hat in the ring for the presidency in 2023.
According to the lawmakers, the governor ticked all the right boxes for the presidential seat and should be backed by all Nigerians to take over from President Buhari.
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