Anambra NYCN elects new officers

Newly elected NYCA Chairman Nonso Smart Okafor adress the crowd after his election in Awka

The Anambra State chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has elected new executive members to lead the organisation in the state. Numbering 17, the elected officials would pilot affairs of NYCN in the state for the next four years.

The election, which was held this week at the Youth House, Awka, Anambra State Capital, saw Nonso Smart Okafor emerged Chairman of the youth body, beating his rival, Chidiebele Obika with 83 votes against 33 votes. Meanwhile, one of the contestants for the same post, Obi Tagbo, was said to have dropped out of the contest for personal reasons.

The state election came one week after similar election was held in the 21 Local Government Areas of the state, which produced Coordinators and their executive members.In a statement issued by the newly elected Public Relations Officer of the chapter, Obinna Odogwu, NYCN thanked participants for ensuring a peaceful exercise devoid of rancour.

“We sincerely thank the outgoing State Executive members ably led by Comrade Frank Maduka for their immense contributions to the growth and development of the council. They, undoubtedly, did their possible best to uplift the National Youth Council of Nigeria, Anambra State council. We also thank other past leaders of the council, stakeholders and many others who, in one way or the other, contributed to the growth of the number 1 youth body in Nigeria,” he said.

While assuring of the willingness on the side of the elected officials to improve on existing legacies even as they plan to establish new ones, ours, he commended members of the Electoral Commission led by Comrade Eze Golden Chukwuebuka Iloh for a job well done.

“Also worthy of acknowledgement is the Revalidation and Affiliation Committee chaired by Engr. Ifeanyichukwu Ike for their invaluable contribution to the success of the election.

Finally, we most sincerely thank the youths in Anambra State for handing us their mandate purely on trust. We will not fail you,” he said.

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