The National Youth Council of Nigeria NYCN, Rivers State Chapter has elected Comrade Bani Samuel as its Chairman for the next 4 years.
The election was conducted on Sunday 21st March 2021 during the NYCN Elective Congress in Kula, Akuku Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The results of the election which was conducted in a peaceful atmosphere amidst tight security were declared by the Chairman Electoral Planning Committee, Dr Bethel Oko-Jaja.
Comrade Bani Samuel polled 65 votes to defeat Comrade Gospel Nsane, who had 61 votes, and Comrade Grace Damgbo who got just 3 votes.
Addressing journalists at the end of the election, the former Chairman of the state chapter, now NYCN President, Amb. Sukubo Sara-Igbe Sukubo commended the Rivers state Youths for their peaceful conduct.
Amb. Sukubo who also doubles as the Secretary of NYCN Board of Trustees (BoT) said ” I am glad and proud of our Youths, especially the Youth of Rivers states on their peaceful dispositions during the just concluded elections”.
” This election is to the glory of God and the success of Rivers State Youths. In this election, no victor and no vanquished. Let us see ourselves as one and work collectively in the interest of Rivers Youths and Nigeria at large”.
” While I congratulate the elected state officials, I appeal to them to carry everyone along. Rivers Youths have given them their mandate, so they should ensure that in all they do, they guide and guard the interest of the Youths. Their programmes and project should be for the development of Rivers Youths.
In his comment, the newly elected Chairman NYCN Rivers State Chapter, Comrade Bani Samuel described the election as free, fair, credible, and acceptable to all.
Bani Samuel thanked the delegates and the entire Youths in the state, assuring them of a transparent, all-inclusive and quality leadership.
He said ” to me, this is the most credible and fair election in the Council. I also want to urge leaders at all levels to emulate the NYCN Rivers state chapter to conduct free, fair, credible, and acceptable elections. What the electoral commission did today, I will say kudos to Youth Council. Starting on this note is a step in the right direction.
“Once inaugurated and sworn in, I will be saddled with the responsibility of repositioning the Rivers state Youth council to the part of progress”.
He assured that the values system of the Council will be maintained and sustained for the development of Rivers Youths.
“My advice to all Rivers youth is that they should believe in themselves and also know that their dreams can come true if they remain focus”.
The NYCN election in Rivers State was witnessed by observers from the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports Developments, Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Youths and Students Affairs and National Observers from NYCN National headquarters.