Bello Ambassadors Network (BAN) – the main political group championing the actualization of the youthful presidency through the governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello – have met with the Vice President of Ohaneze Worldwide social-cultural group, Chief Damian Okeke-Ogene at Nanka his country residence where he informed the group that he doesn’t think it is a better time to still vote aged people as the leaders of the nation.
BAN with a current membership strength of over 2 million Nigerians with official chapters in 16 states across the federation stormed Anambra, the Light of the Nation state, in the early hours of Thursday. It firstly paid homage to His Royal Majesty, Igwe Peter Nwokike Anugwu – Igwe ka Igwe Mbaukwu before meeting with the Ohaneze’s 2nd top man world over.
In its address, the national coordinator of BAN, Hon. Anthony Edogbo facilitated with Chief Damian on the demise of his mother before going on to seek the support of the chief and his people for Yahaya Bello.
Edogbo in his message pointed out the detribalization nature of governor Bello who appointed a couple of Igbos into his cabinet, his age and modern style of governance, the achievements of the governor in the education sector, security, health, salary payment as well as women and youth inclusiveness governance. He also harped on the marginalization of the north-central region and the need for the east to work together with the region as people who have suffered the same fate.
Chief Damian in his response told the BAN team that he would support the leadership of young people, adding that left for him, at his age, he would not see it as reasonable anymore to buy a form for any elective position.
The chief who however said that he can only align to the position of Ohaneze on the 2023 presidential election admits that the north-central is marginalized, nothing that there is a need for the zones to work together.
BAN in its consultative tour visited several groups and stakeholders in Enugu, Anambra, Abia, Imo and Ebonyi states garnering support for the aspiration of Governor Bello.