Ahead of the 2023 presidential election, a conglomeration of youth bodies in the country under the auspices of Emerging Leaders Forum of Nigeria, ELFON, has declared support for the Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu as its preferred candidate.
The group said its decision to adopt Kalu was based on the unbiased assessment of his leadership profile, particularly his detribalised posture and shared generosity.
National President of the group, Ambassador Godstime Chukwubuikem Samuel, who spoke when he led his members on familiarisation visit to Kalu on Tuesday in Abuja, promised to mobilise 45million Nigerians to support the former Abia State governor’s ambition.
He noted that Kalu has the ability to foster unity and fight insecurity in the country as displayed during his time as governor.
Godstime disclosed disclosed the group’s readiness to use its campaign and foot soldiers to ensure the mobilisation of 45 million Nigerians of goodwill to support the election of Kalu as the next Nigerian president.
He said: “Our decision to pay you this visit for familiarization and partnership is based on an unbiased assessment of your leadership profile, particularly your detribalised posture and shared generosity.
“We have on record the critical roles you played in ensuring Nigeria’s corporate existence by defending Nigerians from external aggression and maintaining Nigeria’s territorial integrity right from your days as the governor of Abia State.
“Your diligent services and selfless dispositions in the discharge of your duties in secret and in the open has immensely contributed in holding the country together as a united and indivisible country against the wish of sponsors of Amber of Disunity.
“Not too many Nigerians have the capacity of leading Nigeria to our collective dream and aspiring Nation but We are blessed to have a few of your calibre who have shown interest with imposing will and driving force to better Nigeria.
“We have decided to take any Nigerian Leader that takes us seriously as we hope for the better. You are a leader that demystifies service to the people with genuine fear of God, an epitome of development worthy of emulation.”
Making its case for the South East to produce the next president in 2023, Godstime said that group recognises that a better and prosperous Nigeria is more guaranteed in an atmosphere of justice, equity and fair play.
Notable members of the group include ex-Super Eagles international, Mr, Celestine Babayaro; Speaker, Niger Delta Youth Parliament, Rt. Hon. Ufon Daniel; a former Edo State commissioner, Hon. Damain Lawani; Commissioner of Lands and Survey in Kano State, Hon. Sadiq Sada and the Speaker, Nigerian Students Parliament, Hon. Aliyu Mubarak, among others.
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