APC youth group drums support for Bello

As governorship primaries of the All Progressive Congress draws near, a group under the auspices of Progressive Youths Mandate of Nigeria (PYMN) has called on Kogi people to rally round Governor Yahaya Bello to actualise his second term ambition to enable him consolidate on his many achievements for the state.
Making the call in Lokoja, Thursday, the Coordinator of the group, Barrister Marvel Odiedi, said after its extensive consultation with stakeholders, the group has resolved to solidly queue behind the governor.
Odiedi said the group hopes to inspire and raise a new generation of youthful leaders capable of building a new progressive nation.
“As the primary election of the APC draws closer, it is necessary to raise the consciousness of our people to give maximum support to Governor Yahaya Bello.
“We want to affirm to the general public that Yahaya Bello deserves another term in office following his unprecedented developments in the state.
“It is on record that before the ‘Not- Too- Young- To- Run bill’ was drafted and passed in to law, Gov Bello had already filled his government with young men and women thereby making Kogi the most youth-friendly state in Nigeria.
“Similarly, our support for Yahaya Bello is hinged on the fact that Kogi state is among the few states in Nigeria that have not taken any loan for the integrated development of the state which cuts across the three senatorial districts.
“It is also important to note that before now, the re-current expenditure of Kogi state budget used to be between 80 – 90 percent because of political god-fatherism, ghost workers, dysfunctional civil service system, diversion and embezzlement of public funds, among others.
“The civil service reform policies and pragmatic leadership skills of Gov Yahaya Bello, the Kogi state capital expenditure is now more than its recurrent expenditure thereby making funds available for physical developments and human capacity building and development of the state” he noted.

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