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A group identified as Buhari Youth Organization (BYO) has declared its support for the candidacy of Chief Whip of the Senate and former Governor of Abia state, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu as the 2023 general elections politicking heats up.
The leadership of the Buhari group who visited Kalu in his Abuja residence yesterday noted that the country needs a detribalized citizen who understands the politics of Northern and Southern Nigeria, adding that Kalu fits into Nigeria’s need in 2023
It stated that the eminent businessman is the ‘right person to bring the entire regions together and foster economic prosperity’
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The leadership representatives included the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Buhari Youth Organization, Ambassador Ali Barakat; National Coordinator of Buhari Youth Organization, Honourable Adam Abacha; Diaspora Coordinator, Professor Ali Alao
Speaking to the Senate Chief Whip, the National Coordinator, Honourable Abatcha noted that the group had earlier made attempts to visit him but for his very tight schedule. He explained that BYO has been in existence for the past 10 years, adding that its membership spreads national and international
He said, ‘We the Buhari youth organization has existed for more than 10 years now. We started in 2011. And we have members across 774 local government . We have been trying to harmonize our membership since the numbers keep on increasing. Our leadership is spread across the nation, we have Diapora coordinators and one of the biggest is China headed by an Igbo Man .
“You are the right person to bring the entire regions together. We believe in you for the way forward. You understand that the politics of the north and south are quite different. The way you are working for the country, you shouldn’t be distracted and Insha Allah it will be beneficial to you and we will give you all the necessary support from the North and South.
Speaking further he said, ‘We also thank you for the maximum support you have always given to our patron, President Muhammadu Buhari. We understand that your relationship with the President is as old as that of Former President Ibrahim Babangida. You are a very strong, trusted, and reliable ally to the North and we all hold you in very high esteem’. He said
On his part, the Diaspora Coordinator thanked Kalu for granting them audience
He noted that members of BYO in Diaspora talk so much about Kalu, adding that those who haven’t him conducts research online and they are impressed.
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