A Nigerian Socio Political Association known as the Inter-Tribal Association of Nigeria (ITAN) has issued an ultimatum to Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello to make his intentions public by declaring for the 2023 Presidential election within forty days from today or face legal action from the Association.
In a statement signed and issued by the President and Secretary, Comrade Simon Terna Anakaa and Comrade Jabir Aminu Maiturare respectively, the Association in Abuja Federal Capital Territory on Saturday 26th of March 2022, threatened to drag the governor before the law Court by instituting a legal action against him if he fails to make the much-anticipated declaration to contest for the nation’s presidency at the expiration of the ultimatum forty days from today.
The Association noted that Yahaya Bello’s Presidential Aspiration is not just about him as an individual but that he represents the hopes and the aspirations of all Nigerian youths, saying that he cannot afford to hesitate further on the contest for Nigeria Presidential election after the APC Convention holding today.
The statement added that so many hopes have been inspired and vested on him becoming the number one leader of the country pointing out that over 70% percent of the country’s population are predominantly youths who believed in his leadership capacity and have come to see him as the divine intervention, that can help tackle the nations security challenges and to lead the country to the desired development and transformation.
According to the Association’s statement, they have resolved to take the line of litigation against Yahaya Bello if he delays further in making his intentions known because according to them, they cannot watch and allow the golden opportunity to have one of their own at the helms of affairs of the country, elude them.
The statement noted that such an opportunity of having young President is not easy to come by, stating that over 70 percent of Nigeria’s population consists of the youths who have thrown their weight in support of the Governor’s aspiration.
It added that with 2023 just by the corner, it presented an ample opportunity to take advantage of their demographic strength to take over the mantle of leadership of the country.
The group disclosed that Gov. Yahaya Bello is the best man to achieve that goal on behalf of the rest youths in the country by ensuring the desired unity, security, employment and the economic empowerment of the critical sector of the nations population who are women and youths.
The statement emphasised that the group is left with no other option than to employ measures that would compel Yahaya Bello to stand for the presidential race for the singular purpose of representing the collective interest of the younger generation who have been marginalised by the older generation and are well over ripe for leadership position of the country.
The Association also added in the statement that Governor Bello being an aspirant from the North Central, stands a better chance of winning the presidential election on the basis that, he is the sole unifying candidate that can truly unite the country together without any string of sentiment or contention.
The statement concluded that the entire focus of all youths well-meaning Nigerians is for Yahaya Bello’s declaration for the presidency, said any further delay would not go well with the youths and Nigerians in general.
The statement therefore stressed that the Association which represents the harmonious interest of Nigerian youths and masses have jointly resolved to mount intensive pressure on Yahaya Bello to as a matter of urgency, come out and declare for the Presidential election within the next forty days counting from today, would have no other alternatives but to approach the law Court to sue him to do their bidding.
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