- A pro-Yahaya Bello group has announced the plan to inaugurate structures at both national and state level
- The Bello Ambassadors Network (BAN) said the structures are aimed at snowballing the presidential ambition of Governor Bello
- According to the group, it plans to register five million ambassadors for the Bello 2021 presidential campaign
A newly established group, Bello Ambassadors Network (BAN) on Wednesday, February 17, announced its plan to formally inaugurate national and state structures in support of the Kogi state governor's political aspirations.
The group said the political structures would be set across all states and regions of the country on Saturday, February 20.
A statement signed by the group's national coordinator, Anthony Edogbo, and seen by Legit.ng, says BAN is a group of Nigerians committed to the Yahaya Bello 2023 presidential ambition.
Edogbo said the organisation since the launch of its website has continued to gain both national and global recognition.
"Approximately 86,984 Nigerians have so far registered via the website and become ambassadors of the BAN movement."
He also said that the organisation targets a minimum of five million registered and devoted ambassadors of the governor by December 2021.
Edogbo said the major aim organisation is to build a good communication system between Governor Yahaya Bello and the masses.
He also said the organisation will provide support and information to state entities for the Bello presidential campaign process.
"BAN is also out to mobilise Nigerians from different states to support the Bello Presidential Team ahead of 2023."
"Another very important objective of the organisation is to create exploratory and outreach plan to Nigerians and taking the programmes and campaigns doorsteps of every Nigerian."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that ahead of the 2023 presidential elections, campaign posters of Governor Bello have flooded Yobe state.
The posters seen in Yobe state indicate that the governor of Kogi state has the ambition to vie for the office of the Nigerian president come 2023.
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In other news, Governor Bello had also confirmed that a former minister of aviation and a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Femi Fani-Kayode, has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress.
Governor Bello made the announcement after he revalidated his APC membership in Kogi state.
Jerrywright Ukwu is an Abuja-based senior political/defence correspondent at Legit.ng. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books. He can be reached via email at email@example.com.