A northern youth group, Nigerian Youths Leadership Initiative (NYLI), has thrown its weight behind Senator Godswill Akpabio for the office of President of Nigeria come 2023.
The former governor of Akwa Ibom State and current minister of Niger Delta Affairs has not however indicated any interest in taking over from President Muhammadu Buhari, but the group resolved that Senator Akpabio’s pedigree and leadership qualities make him the best bride in the circumstance of 2023.
Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio
The group made this known in a conference/ extraordinary meeting christened TAKING LEADERSHIP CAMPAIGNS TO KATSINA, held on September 10 in Katsina.
The northern group which has saddled itself with the task of searching for good leadership in Nigeria, lauded the 58-year-old member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for his forthrightness which saw to the successful completion of the forensic audit of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), and the subsequent presentation of the report to President Buhari.
The group commended Akpabio for the courage and commitment to service delivery that would advance the cause of the nation citing the discovery of 13,700 abandoned projects of NDDC.
The organisation was also full of commendation for President Buhari, and lauded the exemplary courage he demonstrated in his resolve to support the exercise.
NYLI noted that it has in line with its vision of searching for good leadership, taken cognizance of the giant leaps recorded by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs especially on the 24 years old uncompleted NDDC Headquarters Complex which Akpabio finally ensured completion, and eventual evacuation of staff from Aba Road where the burden of dubious and outrageous rent had remained a huge toll on the Commission’s finances for more than two decades.
The Chairman of the conference/ extraordinary meeting, Dr Aliyu Abubakar in his comment appreciated Akpabio’s decisive decision in leadership, and urged him to present himself for presidency in 2023 adding that the group is ready and willing to drum up support for him across the country.
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