- The president of the National Youth Council of Nigeria has resigned
- According to Barrister Ugochinyere, he took the decision due to his active involvement in opposition politics
- Ugochinyere called for early congress for the vacancy to be filled as his deputy resigned alongside with him
Barrister Imo Ugochinyere, Thursday, May 16, announced his resignation as president of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN).
Vanguard reports that Ugochinyere Ugochinyere who made this known in Abuja said he resigned due to his active involvement in opposition politics.
He said: "Following my deep involvement in opposition politics during my leave from the Youth Council particularly as the spokesperson of the Nigerian opposition, the Coalition of United Political Parties, and as the National Chairman of Action Peoples Party, I have come to the informed conclusion that I may not be in the best position to be totally neutral to lead Nigerian youths as president of the NYCN.
"My long absence and foray into opposition politics has created a huge vacuum that has led to the emergence of factional leaders and splinter groups who are destroying the unity of the council.
"I have also consulted with my family, friends and associates and I believe it is going to be a disservice to the National Youth Council of Nigeria to be in a position where my personal political interests and affiliations will conflict with the common interest of the generality of Nigerian youths.
"It is based on on the foregoing that I hereby serve on you the notice of my resignation from office as the President of the National Youth Council of Nigeria effective immediately a successor who will emerge from the upcoming unity Congress in the coming days is sworn in."
He called for early congress for the vacancy to be filled in view of the decision of his deputy to resign alongside with him and ratify the List National Patron of the Council.
He alleged that during his leadership "the federal ministry of youth development contributed in no small measure to the perennial crisis rocking the council.”
According to him, the ministry continued to disobey the valid orders of the court which affirmed the legitimacy of his leadership . He added that the distraction from the ministry really slowed their pace.
''I have all it takes to sustain my leadership and claim to the Presidency of the National Youth Council of Nigeria with the court judgement and my financial resources, but I have decided to make this great sacrifice of voluntarily stepping aside and call for early congress to institute a leadership that will unify us all and move us to greater heights," he added.
Legit.ng previously reported that the National Youth Council of Nigeria successfully held a convention which produced a new leadership in 2018.
The unity convention which lasted for six days in Gombe state, ended on Tuesday, July 24, morning with the election of Bello Shagari from Sokoto state as the national president.
The congress had on Monday, July 23, passed a resolution for the expulsion of the immediate past president, Murtala Muhammad. The council also barred him from being recognised as former president of the NYCN.
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