Months after 18 Local Government Areas in Cross River State held their National Youth Council of Nigerian (NYCN) congresses in the state, Weetalknaija Daily can authoritavely report that two factions has emerged in Obubra Local Government Area.
Speaking with one of the just inaugurated chairmen, Comrade Samuel Ochoga’s faction led by Comrade Coolest, informed Weetalknaija Daily that the only authentic and recognize Obubra NYCN Chapter Chairman is Comrade Samuel Ochoga, who according to him (Coolest) Ochoga is the only chairman officially endorsed and recognized by the Local Government youth leadership.
Photos of Yesterday’s Comr. Samuel Ochoga’s Swearing in.
Continuing, Coolest said he wondered why people should even think of calling Comrade Icheni the Chairman of NYCN, Obubra chapter, according to him “Icheni did not contested any elections, before now we had agreed that election will be conducted at the Obubra stadium where all electorates will be allowed to exercise their franchise, but reverse was the case, they rather ignored the earlier agreement, Comrade Dan Obo, Comrade Ebenezer Obasse and Comrade Samaro Irek joined with other persons hijacked the whole process, took it to an unknown destination, because of that the traditional leaders and the leadership of Obubra kicked against the decision”, Coolest said.
He said “Because of the irregularities that took place in the exercise, we decided to form Reform Nigerian Youth Council (RNYCN) since the union leadership is not ready to do the needful”.
“Yesterday we had our swearing in ceremony at Obubra, Comrade Samuel Ochoga haven met all the requirements as stipulated by the RNYCN is henceforth the Youth Council Chairman of Obubra”, Coolest added.
Speaking with the Returning Officer of Comrade Samuel Ochoga’s led faction, Comrade Ekoi Peter confirmed that Samuel Ochoga is the only verified and authentic Youth Council Chairman as recognized by the youth leadership.
In a counter reaction, Comrade Dan Obo said Samuel Ochoga did not contested any elections, adding that NYCN had just one Chairman each across the 18 LGAs in the state and Comrade Icheni is the Obubra chapter chairman of NYCN
He said “following the Youth Council constitution, only those who were formally and duly elected were sworn in by the leadership of the State Youth Council in Calabar, so I’m appealing to all the political leaders from Obubra to stop fuming the flames and not involve themselves in youth-related activities”.
Continuing, Obo said “they should live youth activities for us, we are still very strong and capable enough to lead the youth, this is not party politics, the whole process across the state was conducted by youth council, if other LGAs did all their elections peacefully, then why should Obubra case be different”, He stressed.
Meanwhile, as at the time of filling this information, all efforts by Weetalknaija Daily to reach the Returning Officer of Comrade Icheni’s led faction, Comrade Samaro was aborted.