SHAME!!! Thousands Of ‘Jobless’ Kogi Youths, Donate Millions Of Naira To Yahaya Bello, Ahead Of Guber Poll

By Post-Nigeria: May 1, 2019 09:09

SHAME!!! Thousands Of ‘Jobless’ Kogi Youths, Donate Millions Of Naira To Yahaya Bello, Ahead Of Guber Poll

Kogi State Youths from the 21 Local Government Areas of the State, have donated the sum of N2 million, for the purchase of the Governor’s expression of interest form, in the upcoming Gubernatorial election in the State.

Reacting to the gesture, the Governor, Yahaya Bello, said that the best potential of the State can only be realised when they bond together in unity, irrespective of their ethnic and religious inclination.

He made the statement in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, when the Leadership of Forum of Coordinators of National Youths Council of Nigeria, NYCN, made the donation.

Governor Bello who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Hon. Edward Onoja, stated that despite deliberate efforts to discourage the Youth body, the Leadership went ahead with their plans, saying it was a show of their genuine commitment to reciprocate the recognition the administration has accorded them.

He disclosed that promoting the progressive Kogi agenda above personal or sectional agenda, was paramount to him, as it is capable of producing a far greater, better, and developed Kogi State, that would be to the benefit of all.

While thanking the youths for the huge sacrifice made through the donation, the Governor revealed that such sacrifice was endearing, as it showed their concern and love for the programmes of the present administration.

He mentioned that his emergence and continuity, was the fulfillment of the divine mandate expressed through prophecy, and that was why the move has never lacked the financial and human resources to back its 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 forthcoming from quarters least expected, were a proof of God’s backing in the fulfillment of the agenda capable of heralding overall development.

He stressed that his re-emergence remains the best option for the youths, who are the largest and most influential constituents in the State, stating that, he is a young and vibrant youth, who has opened up the platform for more youth participation in governance, as exemplified in his administration.

The Chief of Staff pointed out that the November 2, Gubernatorial election in Kogi State, is between the old and the new political orders, and it is left for the youths to make the most of the opportunities currently within their grasp.

He noted that persons who are against his administration for promoting a united front, where ethnic segregations is disallowed, are strange to such progressive trajectory, because they are used to the previous norms of ethnic bias.

Chairman of the Forum, Comrade Abdullahi Adamu, had earlier applauded the government for its youth inclusion policy, and giving them a sense of belonging, since it came on board three and a half years ago.

Comrade Abdul also requested that they be included in the State Campaign Council, for the November poll, promising their preparedness to enter every nook of the State, to convince voters to vote for Governor Bello’s return.