Director-General of Yahaya Bello Presidential Campaign Organisation, Hafsat Abiola-Costello, said Yahaya Bello will in a free and fair contest of election defeat the big names in the forthcoming APC primary election.
Hafsat Abiola emphatically stressed that the fact that he doesn’t have any Godfather controlling him is another advantage for him. Nigerians will be his Godfather. Nigerians’ interests come first.
Abiola Costello made this known during her WorldPress Conference in Abuja while making it known that Yahaya Bello would surely emerge victorious due to his tenacity in the political field.
Hafsat Abiola moved further to state: “One of the major qualities is that this is a person that is willing to be independent, a person that is willing not to have a godfather. The people that will be the godfathers of Governor Yahaya Bello when he becomes President are the people of Nigeria.”
However, the Director-General of the campaign, Hafsat Abiola said Yahaya Bello has been in the game for a long time that’s why he is not involving the so-called Godfathers, for now, he will carry them along when he emerges as the President.
In reaction to the question of whether Yahaya Bello will emerge as the Presidential flag bearer of APC in the primary election while slugging it out with heavyweights like Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Rotimi Amaechi and others, Hafsat maintained her stance that Yahaya Bello would surely emerge.
“It is good that you said, heavyweights. But he will win in a free and fair contest. His chances are the best of the group because, in a competition, it is about the voters and 60 per cent of Nigerians are under 30. I am his Director-General because I believe in him.
“There has been a groundswell in our country by young people to play a bigger role in our political affairs. You do know about the not too young to run a campaign that has been going on for a long time, which led to the President signing the Not too Young to Run Bill into law.
“Nigerian young people are ready to take more responsibilities in the governing of our affairs and this is the young people’s candidate.
“But we value and appreciate the heavyweights and those you call tested politicians, and they can be sure that if God willing, we have President Yahaya Bello come 2023, he will carry them along, he will be consulting them and seeking their counsel.
“He will be wanting to build on their networks and resources because the country belongs to all of us, it belongs to the tested politicians and most especially, the young people of Nigeria,” the Campaign DG explained.
Hafsat Abiola also commented on Zoning while stressing that APC has thrown to open contest, that is, everybody has the right to contest.
“At this time, the APC has said that all candidates are free to contest. They have given no restrictions by zone and we are guided by that and our candidate has the freedom to put his candidacy forward.
“I can assure you that his candidacy that he has put forward has been done with a lot of consultations from within the party to the highest level and there have been no reservations to his candidacy…The support across Nigeria is overwhelming,” she pointed out.