- The governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, has been endorsed to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023
- Several individuals, organisations and groups have been urging the governor to declare interest in the presidential race
- Youths under the auspices of GYB2PYB Support Group explained why they endorsed Bello for the 2023 presidency
Ahead of the 2023 presidential race, GYB2PYB Support Group has declared support for Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, The Nation reports.
The youths at a rally in Lagos called on Bello to take a shot at the nation’s topmost job on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
GYB2PYB, in a video shared on YouTube by Vanguard, noted that it mobilised youths across the six southwest states and some parts of Lagos north-central.
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Speaking further, the group claims the governor adhered to the call for more women participation by appointing more females in his cabinet.
2023: Yahaya Bello breaks silence on presidential ambition
He said his decision was based on the calls by many Nigerians across the political divide to run for the position.
The governor said many people both at home and even those abroad are calling on him to run for president in 2023.
2023: Yahaya Bello’s group fires back at Tinubu’s supporters
Meanwhile, the governor's support group reacted following a statement made by the director-general of Tinubu Support Group (TSG), Comrade Umar Ibrahim over Bello's advice to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on the 2023 presidency.
A statement sent to Legit.ng by the director-general of the support group described the comment credited to the director-general of TSG, Comrade Umar Ibrahim, as outrageous and abhorrent.
Nihi also said the statement was a stain on the struggles of Nigerian youths who were trying all they could to take over the driver seat of the country and get fitted into the country's corridors of power.