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Crowd Storms APC Secretariat As Yahaya Bello Picks Nomination Form

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Maureen Okpe
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Governor Yahaya Bello, on Wednesday, picked his Expression of Interest and Nomination Form to contest the 2023 presidential election.

Bello, who was the first to pay the N100 million required for the forms, was received by a mammoth crowd of party faithful and support groups from across the country.

Addressing the crowd, Bello said, "Right now, what we have ahead of us is a task of canvassing and consulting all party faithful, leaders, delegates and stalwarts, members and all Nigerians, at home and even in the diaspora to support us so that we become the flagbearer of this great party come 30 and 31 of May 2022. And by the special grace of God, I am confident I shall become victorious and the party shall become victorious.

"Yahaya Bello is coming on the table to restore hope for Nigerians, for the entire black Africans and the entire black nation across the world. That is the hope that we are coming on board with. To Unite, to secure, and to put the country and our people on the path of progress and prosperity."

On the call on Jonathan to join the race, he said, "That is the beauty of democracy. In a democracy, anybody can push for, vie for and support anyone. But I am assuring you that our great Party, the All Progressives Congress is a party that has its ethics, rules and regulations and I know that all of it is in my favour.

"I am confident because I am in the majority. I have the women, I have the youths, I have the people living with disabilities behind me, I have leaders, I have followers, I have Nigerians and above all, I have God almighty behind me."

Director-General, Hope ‘23 Yahaya Bello Campaign Organisation, Hafsat Abiola-Costello, said the fact that Bello was the first candidate to pay for the nomination forms demonstrated the sincerity of purpose.

She said that Bello’s action was a demonstration that the young people were ready to take the leadership of Nigeria.

“This is a historic moment, a great milestone in the history of our country, Nigeria. 

“Finally, the young people of Nigeria are taking responsibility, demonstrating that we can lead this country to a brighter future. 

“At this moment, the candidate, Governor Yahaya Bello has come to pick his form. He was the first to pay for his APC Presidential form and he has come today to pick up his form.

“Because we want to demonstrate our sincerity of purpose, we believe that this is the destiny that God wants for Nigeria and we will do everything in our power to bring it about. 

“So we are looking forward to the support of the delegates of the APC; we are also looking forward to the support of Nigerians when we get to the Presidential Campaign. 

“God willing, in 2023 we will be welcoming President Yahaya Bello to Aso Rock. Congratulations to all Nigerians," Abiola-Costello said.



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Maureen Okpe
Maureen Okpe

Maureen is a media practitioner and an impeccable writer with close to 4 years active experience wor...

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