The Director General of Governor Yahaya Bello To President Yahaya Bello (GYB2PYB) youth group, Ambassador Oladele John Nihi, has said that the governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has responded to a 14-day ultimatum the group issued to the governor to declare for 2023 presidential election contest.
Oladele made this known in a statement issued on Friday at a press conference organized by the leadership of the group in Abuja.
He said, “It is a great pleasure to have this press conference on the 14 days Ultimatum given to His Excellency to run for the Office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
I am happy to share some thoughts on the Ultimatum we gave to Governor Yahaya Bello and his response on other matters of mutual concern.
“Governor Yahaya Bello has acknowledged that his refusal to comment on our ultimatum may be subject to litigation by our Group. As a result therefore, and to spare our already overworked Judiciary more avoidable work, he will neither be accepting nor declining our ultimatum at the moment. Instead, he has thrown a challenge to the GYB2PYB Youth Support Group and all other groups that have urged and called upon him to contest.
“He has challenged us that we should partake in the ongoing Membership Mobilization, Sensitization Registration, and Revalidation Exercise of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He charged us to triple the membership volume of the party in three key demographics at the minimum.
“His challenge to us is to join him and his Committee in discharging this assignment by massively bringing out Nigerian youths, women and PLWDS (people living with disabilities) to register as members of the APC.
“Our ability to meet this challenge will further convince him of our capacity to marshal Nigerian youths in support of the race which we have asked him to run. He has therefore invited our group, and all other youth groups across the country, to join hands with him and his Committee on the job at hand.
“He has urged us that after we succeed together in this onerous exercise, we can then sit down to consider other opportunities we can take advantage of, in order to take our destiny in our hands. He said our support will improve his chances of finding the courage to answer our call in the affirmative.
“On this note, we appreciate his response and promise to mobilize Nigerian youths in the actualization of the project. We would therefore, embark on the mobilization, sensitization and registration exercise immediately without delay.
“Finally, I want to commend you all for coming as we believe Governor Yahaya Bello and his entire team are going to make a profound difference. This will boost our work to promote the rights and well-being of women and young people in our country.”