National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has slated Gombe State as host of its forthcoming general congress with about 104 affiliated organisations considered eligible for the contest.
The congress, which was to hold long ago but was delayed, became necessary, following the indefinite suspension of the incumbent president of the council, Murtala Mohammed Gamji.
Briefing journalists in Abuja yesterday, the acting president, Chinedu Mayor Enujeko, who was former deputy president of the council, recalled that the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, in January this year, collapsed every faction and instituted a transition government with a six month mandate to: pilot the affairs of the council, and organise a credible elections to usher in younger leadership.
He however regretted that the incumbent president failed to deliver on the mandate, and therefore was suspended indefinitely, following a resolve by the ministry and the management of the council.
“As former deputy president of NYCN, Murtala and I were over aged. But we were called as experienced council members to organise election in six months, but unfortunately, the incumbent president thwarted the process.
“A management meeting of the NYCN was summoned following a resolve by the ministry and a vote of no confidence of the National Transition Committee (NTC).
“The vote of no confidence on Gamji was to give way for credible elections and as former deputy, I was given 11 days to complete the process of conducting the elections,” he explained.
Enujeko who lamented that the council has been marred by the situations it had to deal with, promised to conduct a free and fair congress that would enable youths move forward.
“I take over to complete the process which began since January this year and I promise to conduct the elections within the 11-day period as president of the council,” he said.
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