19 June 2020
As the Cross River State Chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) goes to the polls to elect new leaders the Commissioner for Youth Development and Skills Acquisition, Hon. Signor Omang Idiege has urged aspirants in the NYCN State elections to start exhibiting leadership character, avoid desperation and resist every temptation to be violent and take laws into their hands NEGROIDHAVEN has confirmed.
Giving the charge yesterday while interfacing with the youths in his office, Signor Idiege informed that the State Government does not have preferred candidate(s), hence playing the advisory and monitoring role. He added that the interest of His Excellency, Sen. (Prof.) Ben Ayade is that delegates should through a peaceful process elect capable leaders who will positively affect the polity of the State.
The Commissioner intoned that aspiring to lead in any capacity is commendable and signifies having the interest of the people at heart, noting that the NYCN is a viable platform for youths to explore and improve themselves for leadership opportunities in the future. He however implored them not to see the election as a do or die thing but to accept defeat in good fate should it come while building their capacities for greater opportunities.
Reminding them of the ravaging Coronavirus, the Commissioner tasked them to maintain physical Distance and adhere to other COVID-19 preventive measures in compliance with the directives of the Cross River State Government.
Also speaking, the outgoing chairman of the State NYCN, Prince Ndiyo Ndiyo appreciated the aspirants for their peaceful composure and cooperation throughout the screening process, adding that the entire process is in conformity with what has been the practice of the NYCN Nationwide, adding that neither he nor the CPC has faulted in any of the laws. He also noted that it is only one person that will emerge a winner and others should be ready to work and support whoever emerges, informing that at the end of the day, what is most important is the bridges built and friendships sustained.
One of the State Chiarmanship aspirant, Comrade Gifted Nelson stated that they as aspirants do not have plans for any form of violence and pleaded that disqualification of any aspirant should be within the provisions of the law and that unbiased security measures should be adequately put in place to ensure that the process is not hijacked to avoid some youths from being aggrieved after the entire process.