NYCN Crisis: Youth Leader Seeks Buhari’s Intervention


As the National Youths Council of Nigeria (NYCN) gears up for its council election soon, one of the presidential hopefuls, Comrade Sokubo Sara-Igbe Sokubo has called on the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Mr Solomon Dalung not to allow crisis to rock the organisation.
This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Port Harcourt, recently.
Sokubo, who is the Rivers State Chapter Chairman of NYCN said it would not tell good of the country, if the Minister allows what played out in Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to be replicated.
Part of the reasons for the statement, as The Tide gathered, was to extend the election of the body by six months to accommodate all interests.
The statement stressed that if such was not controlled, that it would not portray the image of the Minister in a good light.
The Tide further gathered that a High Court sitting in Nasarawa State which was presided over by Honourable Justice Haruna Otta, had issued an order restraining the Incorporated Trustees of Centre for Advocacy and Development in Africa (plaintiff) and Incorporated Trustees of National Youth Council of Nigeria (respondents) from conducting the election till further notice.
It was further learnt that the aim was to maintain the status quo, so as to promote peaceful co-existence in the body.
It also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene and call the Minister to order to avert crisis.
As a way forward, the statement said that it had extended the tenure of the National Transition Committee led by Murtala Ganji by six months.
Meanwhile, the Rivers State NYCN boss, Sokubo Sara-Igbe Sokubo has thanked President Buhari for signing the Not Too Young To Run Law and promised an all-inclusive government should he emerge as the number one youth leader of the country.