The Northern Youth Leaders Discussion board (NYLF) adopted Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, as its alternative presidential aspirant for the 2023 election.
The Discussion board, which has been adopting presidential candidates since 1999, picked Bala Mohammed by way of a ballot within the Adamawa State capital, Yola, the place delegates of the discussion board voted to resolve between Bala and AIT founder, Chief Raymond Dokpesi.
Bala and Dokpesi had emerged because the final shortlist of a protracted checklist of people that had been initially being thought of for adoption by the northern Youth Leaders Discussion board, in line with the Discussion board’s Nationwide Chairman, Comrade Eliot Afiyo.
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On the discussion board’s ballot, which started Wednesday afternoon, Bala polled 116 votes whereas Dopkesi received 28, with one vote discarded as invalid.
Delivering his speech after the election and declaration of Bala as winner, the NYLF chairman stated, “I hereby declare at the moment the ninth of June, 2021 that the NYLF, the umbrella physique of 42 Northern Youth Teams, has publicly endorsed Senator Bala Mohammed as our alternative Candidate for the 2023 Presidential Election below any political celebration.”
He referred to as on all NYLF Members in Nigeria and overseas to instantly begin consultations, lobbying and campaigning for the selection candidate.
“We wish to use this chance to additionally congratulate Raymond Dopkesi who got here second out of 27 those who had been shortlisted. NYLF has little question that Senator Bala Mohammed has the capability to repair our Nation.”
Fielding questions from journalists after the Discussion board’s election, Eliot Afiyo indicated that his Discussion board had adopted Chief Olusegun Obasanjo for the 1999 and 2003 presidential elections, Umaru Yar’adua for 2007, Goodluck Jonathan for 2011, and Muhammadu Buhari for 2015.
He stated nonetheless that the Discussion board didn’t undertake any presidential materials for the 2019 election.
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