Thursday, January 14, 2021

Egwunyenga Clears Doubts On Alleged Faction In Delta State Youth Council.

.....As Delta Ministry of Youths Says It Recognizes Ambassador Kenneth Okorie As Delta State Chairman, NYCN

By Victor Bieni, Asaba

Delta State Commissioner For Ministry of Youth Development, Comrade Ifeanyi Egwunyenga has debunked reports making round the social media that two different factional Executives exists in Delta state Youth Council as the State's Ministry of Youth Development says it only Recognizes Comrade Ambassador Kenneth Okorie led Executives of the State Youth Council.
Egwunyenga clear doubts on the status of Delta State Youth Council today in a letter from the Ministry to the Delta State Commissioner of Police signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth Development, Barr. Dioru .S.E on behalf of the Youth Commissioner which was made available to Newsmen in Asaba, Delta State Capital says it only recognizes Comrade Ambassador Kenneth Okorie Youth Council Executives and not that of Raphael Fuludu's led Executives in the State.

It was alledged that the social media space was yesterday agog with a press Statement from a factional body whose Committee Chairman was said to be one Raphael Fuludu, and other Principal Officers after the endorsement of Comrade Ambassador Kenneth Okorie by the State Youth Council as its sole Chairmanship candidate for the forthcoming Elective Congress as date was fixed at the non Elective Congress where a vote of confidence was passed on him by the Voluntary Youth Affiliate bodies and LGA Chapters of Delta NYCN.

Delta Youth Commissioner stated that NYCN Constitution gives the Ministry officials the power to oversea and be part of both State non-elective Congress, which is the highest making decision organ of the National Youth Council of Nigeria.

The press Statement reads in parts: "Presently, Kenneth Okorie led Executive members is the only recognized State Leadership body for the National Youth Council, Delta State Chapter. The Council held a non Elective Congress on Tuesday 12th, 2021 at Becca Civic Center, Agbor, Delta State to deliberate on all issues, especially the State Congress coming up following the expiration of the Present state Executives on the 12th of January 2021".

"As Required by the Constitution of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, the Ministry of Youth Development officials attended the non elective congress which is the highest decisions making organ of the National Youth Council of Nigeria. During the non elective Congress a date for the Elective Congress was taken. Also the reviewed year 2018 Constitution of the National Youth Council of the Nigeria was presented to the Delta State Youth Council by the Vice President, South-South Zone of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, Ambassador Innocent Ajayi and the Constitution was accepted by the council as a working document in the state".

"The Congress Planning Committee led by Kenneth Okorie and Electoral Committee led by Morka Benneth ( A Representative of the Ministry of Youth Development) were Inaugurated to commence the processes for the Conduct of the state elective Congress as written found in the Congress Communique".

"In view of the forgoing the Ministry of Youth Development wish to State categorically clear that, the Purported transition Committee members led by one Raphael Fuludu, set up by some group of individuals is illegal, unconstitutional and it is not Recognized by the Delta State Government. The Ministry of Youth Development hereby advised the general public, Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, Including all Stakeholders in the Youth Development in the state to disregard the information on the social media as it does not represent the status of National Youth Council of Nigeria, Delta State Chapter".

"Also the Ministry is calling on all these misinformed agents of falsehood to retrace their steps and join the Government Recognized State Executive of the Delta State Youth Council led by Comrade Ambassador Kenneth Okorie as their is no faction in Delta State Youth Council. The Purpose of this letter is to inform you of this Development. And to request you to bring all these information to the notice of all Police formation in Delta State. Please accept assurances of Honourable Commissioner's best regards!".

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