“Gov. Yahaya Bello, Best Choice As APC National Youth Coordinator” – Ronke Bello

Dr. Ronke Bello (L), Gov. Yahaya Bello (M), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (R)

Says Tinubu Will Create Enough Jobs To Stem ‘Japa’ Syndrome





A Leadership expert and member of the Public Affairs Directorate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council, Dr. Ronke Bello, has described Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello as the right pick for the role of National Youth Coordinator for the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign, describing him as a square peg in a square hole.



Dr. Ronke stated this in a telephone interview with Journalists from her London holiday home.


She commended Governor Bello for his efforts at mobilizing Nigerian Youths to the Town Hall Meeting of the APC recently held with the Party’s Presidential Candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, calling on him to sustain such tempo.


“I monitored the youth town hall meeting from the United Kingdom. I can say that it was a huge success in terms of Governor Yahaya Bello mobilizing youths from across the Country


“Our Candidate made the right choice by appointing Gov. Bello as the National Coordinator for youths because of his strong connection with young people and his continuous call for youth inclusion in government and leadership” she said.

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Dr. Ronke Bello (L), Gov. Yahaya Bello (M), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (R)
Dr. Ronke Bello (L), Gov. Yahaya Bello (M), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (R)

Speaking about the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress – APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, she called on Nigerian youths to vote for the former Lagos State Governor, saying that he will deal with the problems causing young people to leave Nigeria in droves.


She assured that Tinubu will keep to the promises made to young people at the Town Hall Meeting for youths.


The Harvard-publicist further opined that the manifesto of the APC, especially the developmental model and the economic policies articulated by the Party’s Presidential candidates will address the remote and immediate causes of the ‘Japa’ syndrome.


“I was also impressed by the policy statements made by ‘Jagaban’ in his speech at the meeting. He spoke about reducing unemployment and job creation because he understands that you can’t ask youths to stay in Nigeria without good jobs or opportunities


“Young people can’t be asked to stick around when there is no plan to create jobs for them or even create a good environment for their businesses to thrive


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“Asiwaju also said he will ensure that Nigeria has a fair reward system, this is something that it very important to young people because it seems that merit and decency is no longer the criteria for giving young people opportunities both in the private and the public sector


“A young person doesn’t want to spend long years in the university and he/she can’t get a job after graduation, they don’t want a situation where unqualified people with questionable character seem to be cornering all the good jobs, while decent, well-educated and skilled people are locked out


“Look at the quality of people leaving Nigeria, we have doctors, nurses, lecturers and other top professionals. These are the people who should be here developing the Country


“But I strongly believe that with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu implementing the policies he has discussed with young people, he will stem the brain drain and turn it into brain gain”, she assured.

Dr. Ronke Bello
Dr. Ronke Bello

When asked if the Tinubu-Shettima ticket has any hope with young people who some analysts say are majorly supporting the Labour Party candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, Dr. Ronke insisted that there are young people who will look beyond the hype to analyse key issues as Nigerians decides who will take over from President Muhammadu Buhari.

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“Undoubtedly Mr. Peter Obi is a Nigerian of repute, who has earned his place in Nigerian leadership. He is my personal friend and Mentor


“I respect what he has brought to the race. But as a political strategist, I can tell you, his modesty and prudence is the main pull for him especially with youths


“Inasmuch as I appreciate these values which made him attractive to young people, these are not the only values needed for a good president especially here in Nigeria


“What Jagaban has far and above Mr. Peter Obi, which I call on them to look at, is Jagaban’s deep understanding of Nigeria. Tinubu has been a national figure for years. So he understands the issues be it with the economy, development, security and managing our diversity


“Nigeria needs a leader who has ample experience and wouldn’t have to learn the ropes as President”, she added.

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