Kogi State deputy governor, Chief Dr. Edward Onoja, has insisted that his principal and frontline presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Yahaya Bello, ticked all boxes of choice for national development.
He stated this in a letter of appeal addressed to APC delegates ahead of the special national convention of the party, where a presidential candidate will be elected for the 2023 polls.
The letter reads: “When the time comes to choose the flagbearer of our great Party and the next President of Nigeria from amongst the very best of the best that Nigeria and the APC can offer, the job will be up to you and you cannot afford to fail the nation, posterity and yourself.”
He urged the delegates to consider 12 salient factors to help make their choice easier in considering a totally secured nation, a unified and integrated nation, a gender-balanced leader, a detribalised leader, a devout believer who respects and is liberal towards others faithful, courageous leader, an all-inclusive leader irrespective of class, a physically and mentally fit person for the task of nation-building, a leader who knows how to lead his team to victory, a Nigerian, a hands-on Chief Executive, and a man whose word is his bond.
He advised the delegates to make their choice in the spirit of patriotism without consideration of region, religion, age, or wealth.
According to him: “While most some of the aspirants tick some or almost all of these 12 key areas, Only one man clearly ticks all.
“The future of Nigeria hangs in your hands. 774 out of the 2,322 delegates are women. And 75% of the rest delegates are youths.
“Remember that Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, in North Central Nigeria is your man. A New Nigeria beckons, let’s make it happen. All-On-God,” Onoja wrote.