Youth from the 21 local government areas of the state have donated N2million for the purchase of the Governor’s expression of interest. Governor Bello acknowledged that the gesture was the first of its kind in the political history of the state.
The local government areas of the state have donated the sum of two million naira for the purchase of the form of expression of interest of the governor. Reacting to the gesture, the governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, said that the best potential of the state can only be realized when they unite in unity independently of their ethnic and religious inclination.
He made the statement on Monday, April 29, in Lokoja when the leadership of the Forum of Coordinators of the National Council of Youth of Nigeria (NYCN) made the donation. Governor Bello was represented by his Chief of Staff, Hon Edward Onoja, who said that despite deliberate efforts to discourage the youth corps, the leadership went ahead with its plans and said it was a sign of its genuine commitment to reciprocate. the recognition that the government had granted them.
While thanking the young people for the enormous sacrifice made through the donation, the governor said that such sacrifice was attractive, since it showed his concern and love for the programs of the present administration.
He mentioned that his appearance and continuity was the fulfillment of the divine mandate expressed through prophecy and that is why action has never lacked the financial and human resources to support his successes.
Governor Bello acknowledged that the gesture was the first of its kind in the political history of the state and many other similar gestures that had been received from the less anticipated quarters were proof of God’s support in fulfilling the agenda capable of announcing the general development.
He stressed that his resurgence remained the best option for young people who were the largest and most influential constituents of the state, stating that he is a young and vibrant young man who has opened the platform for greater participation of young people in government, as exemplifies in his administration .
The Chief of Staff noted that the election of governor on November 2 in the state of Kogi was between the old and the new political order, and young people were allowed to take advantage of the opportunities that are currently within their reach.
He pointed out that people who are against his administration for promoting a united front, where ethnic segregations were not allowed, were strange to such a progressive trajectory because they were accustomed to the previous norms of ethnic prejudice.
The forum’s president, Comrade Abdullahi Adamu, had previously applauded the government for its policy of youth inclusion and for giving them a sense of belonging since he arrived on board three and a half years ago. Comrade Abdul also requested to be included in the state campaign council for the November elections, promising his preparation to enter all corners of the state to convince voters to vote for the return of Governor Bello.
In his vote of thanks, the president of the state, NYCN, comrade Israel Alonge, thanked the governor for giving the body the recognition it deserved, as constitutionally required. He thanked the governor for giving prestige to the young people of Kogi through his office, since they have become the toast of young people from other parts of the country.
Meanwhile, the director general of media and publicity to the governor, Kingsley Fanwo, has declared that Governor Bello’s declaration for the second term has made his political opponents nervous.
The governor recently declared his intention to compete for a second term in the banquet hall of the Government House, in Lokoja, during the inauguration of the Assembly House Committee of the State of Kogi. Fanwo said that Governor Bello’s statement has unnerved his opponents, “many of whom thought the party would fail and then die after the 2019 general election in Kogi state.