Nigerian youths have declared their total support for the All Progressive Congress’s 2023 presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and his running mate, Kashim Shettima, just 48 hours after the appointment of Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, as the APC campaign council’s National Youth Coordinator.
Youths across the country have begun to pledge their support for Bello, claiming that his appointment demonstrates that the APC has the best interests of young people at heart.
Governor Bello had massive youth support across the country prior to the party’s primary in May as an aspirant, owing to his youth-friendly government and policies.
Analysts and social media influencers who, because of Bello’s appointment, have started declaring support for Tinubu, described Bello’s appointment as a significant boost for the campaign, given the importance of youths in the 2023 elections and the impressive youth-targeted campaigns he ran prior to the primary election.
Tinubu announced Bello’s appointment in a letter to the governor, which was made public on Sunday. In the appointment letter, the APC flagbearer emphasized that Bello deserved the appointment because of his impressive political achievements and exemplary leadership as governor of his state and party member.
The former Lagos State governor added that he was confident that the Kogi Governor would give his all in his new role so that the party could run an effective, message-driven campaign that would lead to victory in the 2023 Presidential election.