A back up grouping for the presidential ambition of Kogi Province Governor, Yahaya Bello, Nigeria Youths Awareness Grouping, has disowned presidential crusade posters of the governor and Femi Fani-Kayode.
In the posters, they were featured as presidential candidate and running mate for the 2023 presidential poll.
But the grouping, in a statement by its National President, Alhaji Salihu Magaji, made available to journalists in Bauchi, said that Governor Bello neither knew nor gave approbation for the printing the posters.
According to Magaji, the Kogi Province governor did not have whatever prior knowledge of the said posters and flyers or fifty-fifty knew the grouping or the individuals behind it.
“Our attending has been drawn to posters and flyers designed as Governor Yahaya Bello crusade posters with Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Government minister of Aviation, as Yahaya Bello’s Vice-President. The pictures are existence circulated on social media and were also published by online medium campaigning for 2023 presidential ambition and vice-president on their behalf.
”We want to province categorically that Governor Bello has no prior knowledge of that. Neither the grouping nor the individuals behind the posters and flyers are known to His Excellency,” Magaji said.
He farther stated that the Governor knew good that a running mate would only be selected after winning the political party’s primary election and wondered why Fani-Kayode, who just joined the ruling political party finally week could part the presidential ticket with Governor Bello.
”His Excellency, as a responsible Governor, who is real sensitive to the plight and wellbeing of the citizens, cannot and will not back up that variety of premature intentions, particularly at this crucial minute.
“Everybody knows in politics there is process for everything: vice president are unremarkably pick after successful primary election. But how can Femi Fani-Kayode who joins APC 2 days agone can have a articulation ticket with respected democratic exemplary leader, Yahaya Bello, without next due procedures? It is not possible,” he asserted.
He, nevertheless nonetheless, called on the governor’s supporters to be calm, focused, declaring that 2023 is in the hands of God, urging Nigerians not to be misled by anybody or grouping using the proper noun of Yahaya Bello to reach their political goals.
“We want to inform all supporters of Yahaya Bello to remain calm and focused and to understand that Governor Bello has no knowledge of the posters.
“2023 is in the hands of the Almighty God, who is indeed the benefactor of each of His possess dear ones, who solitary can enthrone and dethrone. We are praying to almighty Allah to give Yahaya Bello the opportunity to get next President of Nigeria,” he said.
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