GYB Network 4 Asiwaju, a support group of Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, has declared support for the vice presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen Kashim Shettima, assuring him of full support.
The leadership of the group led by its Kogi state coordinator, Alhaji Haddy Ametuo, which met Shettima on Monday, briefed Senator Shettima on their activities and plan to ensure victory for APC presidential ticket during the 2023 general elections.
The incumbent APC deputy national publicity secretary, Hon. Murtala Yakubu Ajaka, is the national coordinator for GYB Network for Asiwaju.
In a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja by the coordinator, Ametuo, the group pledged full support for the presidential candidate and his running mate ahead of the poll.
It stated: “Through the support of our principals Alhaji Yahaya Bello, we paid a solidarity visit to our Vice Presidential candidate Senator Kashim Shettima on Monday, to congratulate him on his selection and to assure him of our support for the project.
“We are particularly excited because Senator Kashim Shettima is young, brilliant, resourceful, energetic and a round peg in a round hole, who would add developmental values to Nigeria.”
Ametuo said Kogi state APC, under the leadership of Governor Bello, had been repositioned and strengthened beyond the reach of opposition political parties, and is working towards victory for Tinubu/Shettima ticket in the state.
“Being a grassroot organisation, we assured Senator Shettima that we will ensure massive mobilisation of real voters from all the nook and crannies of Kogi state to deliver the ticket 100 percent during the election,” the statement noted.
It lauded the competence, capacity and track records of achievements of Kashim Shettima as former governor and Senator against other sentiments.
“Against all odds, we believe that Senator Shettima was selected based on the principles of integrity, inclusion and continued performances and relevance in the Nigerian politics,” Ametuo said.
The statement also quotes the vice presidential candidate, Shettima, as thanking the leadership of GYB Network 4 Asiwaju for their commitment to the party and Tinubu/Shettima presidential project.