April 13, 2024

NYCN Management Dissolves Exco, Sets Up Committee To Conduct Election

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By Simeon OSAJIE

The Edo State chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) Management have dissolved the current executive of the council led by Comrade Osahon Obasuyi as it’s refused to set the process of electing a new executive in motion within 60 days as required by council’s constitution.

According to it constitution provides that the chairman should set the process of electing a new executive in motion within 60 days but he has refused to initiate any action thereby compelling management of the youth council to meet and dissolve the state executives.

The aggrieved members of the council, led by Comrade Bathlomew Okoudo, made the call while briefing newsmen in Benin City.

According to Okoudo, “the tenure of the present executive committee is supposed to end by 20th of November 2022 and by the provision of the constitution of the youth council, the executive council is supposed to meet 60 days to the end of the expiration of the Congress to do two things. One, constitute an ELECO, two constitute Congress Planning Committee CPC but the chairman has abysmally  failed to carry out these functions.

“And therefore, we the management of the youth council met today and at the end of our meeting, we took a resolution to formally dissolve the exco of the youth council and to that extent, the exco of the youth council has been dissolved in line with the provision of our constitution.

“And we are here this afternoon to formally present the technical committee members to the public.”

Going further, he added, “And here we have the chairman, Comrade Ehis Osagie, who is now the chairman, National Youth Council of Nigeria, Technical Committee with four other members as committee, each member representing each of the three senatorial districts and two from the affiliate body youth organizations.”

Also speaking, former chairman of the youth council, Solomon Ijiogbe said, “Article 10 and 11 of the constitution, says that the executive of the youth council both at the local and in the national, state should at least constitute  a committee within 60 days before the expiration of their tenure, and call for a management meeting to do three major things, one, fix a date for the election, two set up electoral committee, and three set up Congress Planning Committee.

“And the Congress Planning Committee and Eleco have not less than 30 days before the expiration of that tenure to roll out modality for that election.”

According to Ijiogbe, “The constitution went further to say that failure of any Executive  at all levels to do as prescribed, such Executive shall be dissolved automatically.”

The chairman, National Youth Council of Nigeria Technical Committee, Comrade Osagie Ehis, however called on the public to stop any business transaction with the embattled chairman of the council and urged the Osahon Obasuyi to stop parading himself as the chairman of the Edo State Youth Council.

Reacting, the embattled council chairman, Comrade Osahon Obasuyi, described the whole process took by the management of the council as laughable.

He said those asking him to set up various committees to begin the process of electing new executives in the council are not members of the council.

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