The National Youth Coordinator for the Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council is Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello.
The appointment was announced in a letter to Bello that was signed by Bola Tinubu, the APC’s presidential candidate.
In the letter, Tinubu emphasised that Bello, a candidate in the party’s May 2022 presidential primaries, earned the appointment because of his outstanding political accomplishments and the exceptional leadership he had shown while serving as governor of his state and as a party member.
In order for the party to conduct a successful, message-driven campaign and win the 2023 presidential election, the former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, said that he was convinced the Kogi governor would do his best in the new role handed to him.
Recall that several young people and women from all six geopolitical regions of Nigeria showed their strong support for the Kogi governor during the run-up to the APC presidential primary election due to his pro-youth and pro-woman policies.
Given the significance of youngsters in the 2023 elections and Bello’s excellent youth-focused campaigning before the primary election, party members and observers have regarded this appointment as a major boost for the campaign.
The letter partly read, “By way of this letter, we are pleased to formally convey your appointment as National Youth Coordinator of the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council.
“This appointment is fitting and appropriate, given your impressive political achievements and the exemplary leadership you have demonstrated as governor of your state and as a party member.
“We are grateful that you have joined our campaign team. We know you will do your utmost in this new responsibility so we conduct an effective, message -driven campaign leading us to victory in the 2023 Presidential election.
“Together, not only can we ensure victory for our party in the February 2023 election but we shall also move Nigeria along the path of national greatness by building on the achievements of our party and the President Muhammadu Buhari administration in providing progressive good governance to Nigerians. We wish you God’s speed and guidance.
“Congratulations. Please, accept the assurances of our highest respect and regards always.”
Accepting the letter, Bello vowed to work with the presidential candidate, to ensure the APC wins the 2023 presidential election.
“Your Excellency is one great Nigerian I know, who not only exemplifies but abundantly demonstrates, through transformational leadership and good governance, my own aspirations for a Nigeria that is Secure, United and Prosperous,” he said.