36-Year-Old Niger Governor's Aide Set To Run For APC's Top Position

36-Year-Old Niger Governor's Aide Set To Run For APC's Top Position

  • Mohammed Saidu Etsu has made his ambition to run for All Progressives Congress highest position public
  • The 36-year-old governor's aide said he was motivated by APC's decision to encourage youth participation in leadership poistions
  • Etsu also sought Niger state governor's support to drive home his ambition to become the party's youngest national chairman

A 36-year-old aide to Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger state has announced his plan to run for the office of the national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

The Cable reports that Mohammed Saidu Etsu, who serves as a senior special assistant to Governor Bello on rural electrification in a letter dated November 4 and addressed to his principal made his intention to run for APC's highest office known.

Mohammed Saidu Etsu
Etsu said he was encouraged by the party's decision for inclusivity and youth participation in leadership positions. Photo: Mohammed Saidu Etsu
Source: Facebook

In his letter to the governor, Etsu said his decision to run for APC's national chairman position followed the encouragement by the party to ensure inclusivity and youth participation in leadership positions.

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Mohammed Saidu Etsu highlights his political vision

He also said that as an active member of the APC, his vision to attain the highest level of the party promoted his decision.

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His letter reads in part:

“Flowing from the above, there is an emerging need to galvanise the youths of the six geo-political zones in Nigeria towards supporting my ambition which shall be carried out under the aegis of my campaign organisation (APC Reset Agenda)."

Further soliciting the governor's support as the caretaker committee chairman of the APC (north-central), Etsu said his ambition can also help aggregate youth backing for his principal.

He said:

“It is no news that you are a person of influence in our great party and relying on your experience and gaining your support will go a long way in achieving my campaign objectives and ultimately winning the election."

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Etsu has held positions like the youth leader of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) in the Edati local government area of Niger.

He was a member of the campaign council of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 and 2019.

Politicians moving from one party to the other

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a member of the APC in Benue state had defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alongside some other members of the party.

Akende Dewua who was the youth leader of the ruling party in Mbachohon Council Ward Dewua, was among those who left the APC for the PDP.

In his letter to the national chairman of the APC, Dewua announced his resignation from the ruling party.

In other news, Abdulaziz Yari, a former governor of Zamfara state has said debunked reports that he will be leaving the APC to the PDP.

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Yari said the rumours about his purported plan to defect to the PDP are false and should be disregarded.

He also said that he has no plans to defect dump the APC for the PDP or any other political party.

Source: Legit.ng

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