- Residents of Dutse woke up to find Governor Yahaya Bello's presidential campaign posters all over the town
- The campaign posters flooded the capital of Jigawa state as the executive governor of Kogi state has been urged to run for president
- The governor has been called upon by many supporters and loyalists to contest the 2023 presidential race
Signs that supporters of Alhaji Yahaya Bello are serious about their hopes for the Kogi state governor to contest the 2023 presidential election have surfaced with his posters flooding Dutse, the capital of Jigawa state.
A report by Nigerian Tribune says Bello’s posters for the presidential campaign ahead of the 2023 general election have been seen in most of the roads and streets in the capital and many parts of the state.
The report indicated that the posters may have been pasted across the state by volunteer youth groups.
While some have been seen in the front of houses, business places, almost all the street lights polls and public wall buildings are full of Bello’s presidential posters.
One of the residents of Dutse who put up Bello’s poster in front of his business place said he loves the governor as a youth and courageous politician.
According to him, he has the belief that if Bello becomes president, the governor will solve the problems of youths.
This is not the first time Bello's campaign posters flood the streets. At the beginning of the year, posters of the Kogi state governor surfaced on some major roads in Kano state.
The posters carrying inscriptions suggesting the governor’s 2023 presidential ambitions, were spotted in some areas of the foremost northern commercial city.
Though the posters did not bear any party’s logo there was a big inscription which reads: ‘For generational change 2023, vote Yahaya Bello for President, Federal Republic of Nigeria.’
APC youths declare
Meanwhile, youths under the umbrella of the All Progressives Congress National Youths Leadership maintained that their call for Governor Bello to contest in 2023 was non-negotiable.
In a statement sent to Legit.ng on Thursday, January 14, the APC youths lauded the leadership style of the governor which encompasses all-inclusiveness, bridge-building, and fostering of national unity.
The leaders of the youth group made this known during a courtesy call to congratulate Bello on his recent appointment as chairman, APC Mobilisation and Sensitisation Committee for the party’s registration and revalidation exercise.
Northern group vows to drag Yahaya Bello to court
Similarly, a northern group under the auspices of CITAR N.G.O on Sunday, January 17, vowed to drag the governor of Kogi state to court if he decides not to grant the movement's pleas of contesting the presidential seat.
The CITAR N.G.O spokesman, Hayatu Girie, made this known in a statement after the group's meeting in Kaduna state, amid heightened conversation over who succeeds President Muhammadu Buari in 2023.
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