Christian Youth Leadership Network has supported the ambition of Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, to contest for Nigeria’s president come 2023.
The body stressed the need for the younger generation to take the mantle of leadership in the country.
The Convener of the Network, Apostle Faith Eches, stated this at a forum organised by the Network in Abuja.
Apostle Eches, while appreciating all contributions made by some elders towards the advancement of the country since 1999, said there was however the need for youth to emerge as the next President of the country.
He said the move became necessary to actualize the collective dream of Nigerians in the face of the crucial realities confronting the country.
“We the youths of this country under the umbrella of Christian Youth Leadership Network represented from the 36 States of the federation and the FCT have gladly, confidently and most assuredly bestowed upon His Excellency, Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello our choice endorsement to be the next President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Federal Republic of Nigeria come 2023 by the special Grace of God,” Apostle Eches stated.
He, therefore, advised Nigerians to play politics without bitterness and support all efforts aimed at ensuring the emergence of youths at all levels of leadership in the country.
“It is not an accident, but a statement of reality from former military President, Ibrahim Babangida, GCFR, that people who should rule the country should be those within the healthy age of far less than sixty,” the convener added.
In a remark, the Chairman of All Nigeria United for Yahaya Bello, Saidu Boboi, described the endorsement of the Network as a welcomed development.
According to Boboi, the task of repositioning the country required the collective support of all Nigerians irrespective of the tribe or religious differences.
In their goodwill messages, Bishop John Michael, from North Central and Archbishop Maji Jonathan said the achievements recorded by Governor Bello in the areas of infrastructure and security were worthy of commendation.
The clergymen, therefore, emphasized the need for Nigerians to consider him for Nigeria’s number one position come 2023.
Other speakers at the forum, with the theme “Kingdom Dimension”, called for measures that would ensure a peaceful, united and prosperous Nigeria.