In a statement by the President of the group, Samuel Taiwo, said the group resolved to endorse Dr Hakeem as the best man for the Lugard House in recognition of his dedication and commitment towards the growth of the state through his sacrificial and humanitarian services.
“Dr Yaqeen Abdullahi Habeeb is someone who so much has the interest of the youths at heart. He has in so many ways inspired youths to overcome difficulties to achieve success.
“It is no doubt that Abdullahi Habeeb is endowed with strong leadership quality of inspiring people, make friends, honesty, dedication and perfection are parts and parcel of the qualities you possess.
In fact and indeed, Kogi state people of the state has remained a classical case of failed dream, dashed hope ans unrealised aspiration of our founding fathers.
Therefore, having watched with great pain the continuously declining fortunes of the people of Kogi state and the gross descent of government to outright failure and realising the need to rekindle the hope of the people for good governance and return the state to the dreams and vision of its founding fathers.
“We have decided to seek the mandate of teaming members of our great party the All Progressive Congress (APC) to fly its flag as its candidate in the forthcoming governorship elections in the state,” Taiwo said.
In a response, Dr Hakeem accepted the endorsement and has promised he will not disappoint the group and the people of the state if given the mandate.
He assured that he is already making concerted efforts on chatting the way forward with international agencies, Kogi indegenes in dispora among his several plans to revive the state.
“I’m grateful for the endorsement and your effort at endorsing me. I want to assure you that I will not fail you and the citizen of Kogi state. And I mean everything I’ve said. I’m highly committed to developing Kogi State. I’ve always been a man of development over and over again.
“He assured if he will engage the youths and turned them from executive beggars to self-reliant,” Dr Habeeb said.