Group pe­ti­tions Kwali chair­man over youth coun­cil elec­tion

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Abubakar Sadiq Isah

The Amal­ga­mated Youth As­so­ci­a­tion of Kwali Area Coun­cil has writ­ten a pe­ti­tion to the chair­man of the coun­cil, Mr. Ibrahim Daniel, over the re­cent elec­tion that pro­duced new ex­ec­u­tives for the Kwali branch of Na­tional Youth Coun­cil of Nigeria (NYCN).

In a pe­ti­tion, ti­tled: “There was no Youth Coun­cil Elec­tion In Kwali Area Coun­cil,” signed by the Pub­lic Re­la­tion Of­fi­cer (PRO) of the as­so­ci­a­tion, Com­rade Yusuf Isah Dan­gara, the as­so­ci­a­tion al­leged that the new ex­ec­u­tives were picked with­out re­course to the congress which has the man­date of rat­i­fy­ing all the nom­i­nees of the elec­toral com­mit­tee.

The pe­ti­tion read in part: “The mem­bers were picked with­out re­course to the gen­eral congress of the as­so­ci­a­tions, which has the man­date of rat­i­fy­ing all nom­i­nees of the elec­toral com­mit­tee.

“Sir, it will in­ter­est you to know that the elec­toral com­mit­tee never sold nom­i­na­tion forms to in­ter­ested con­tes­tants nor did it carry out any nei­ther screen­ing ex­er­cise nor val­i­da­tion as stip­u­lated in the con­sti­tu­tion.”

The pe­ti­tion fur­ther al­leged that all the mem­bers of the elec­toral com­mit­tee re­signed their ap­point­ment few hours be­fore the ar­rival of the se­cu­rity agents due to ir­rec­on­cil­able dif­fer­ences.

It added: “The irony of the mat­ter is that only 25 out over 100 reg­is­tered youth as­so­ci­a­tions took part in the elec­tion, which brought the cred­i­bil­ity of the elec­tion into ques­tion.’’

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