The National Youth Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Ibrahim Dasuki Jalo, yesterday stated that the party had not endorsed any candidate to be the next President of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN).
At an interaction with journalists at the party secretariat in Abuja, Jalo explained that a youth minister would have to be appointed before any election will be conducted.
“There was supposed to be an election for the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) but we all witnessed what happened particularly that the election could not hold because of the crises, but for the reason that President Muhammadu Buhari’s government is new, therefore they have to make sure that all things are in place before they can go ahead with the election.
“Though, we hard that some people are saying they emerged the leadership of the council but to my own understanding there was no election and the party has not endorsed anybody and the party has not asked anybody to contest for any position.
What we are looking forward to is to ensure that new executive council members are in place, particularly the Minister of Youth who will be responsible for the conduct of the NYCN election”.
According to him, the right mechanisms have to be put in place to ensure that the elections will be done in a proper way and manner. The youth leader also urged Nigerians to disregard some of the aspirants already declaring themselves as the leader of the council or associating themselves with the APC.
“Let me give example of my state, Gombe, from my investigation there was no youth council election for the past ten years, so if you want to build a structure you have to start from the foundation, so, youth council election to my understanding the youth council we election have to start from the local government to state and the federal, that’s how you get your delegates and know who and who suppose to come and vote for the national leaders.”
-Dyepkazah Shibayan, Abuja