The Ogun State chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYNC) has cleared the air on the eligibility of its newly elected Chairman, Comrade Abdul-Jabar Ayelagbe, saying he was qualified to contest for the position.
Addressing newsmen in Abeokuta; the Ogun State capital, the State Public Relations Officer of the Council, Comrade Adebare Ariyibi, said Ayelagbe, like any other members of the council was eligible for vie for any position he likes, as a bonafide member of the council.
Speaking on the alleged age falsification leveled against Ayelagbe by his rival, Olanrewaju Mosaku, Ariyibi said the newly elected Chairman was born on May 26, 1985, stressing that with this age, he is just 34 years old.
His words: “With regards to election into offices of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, Article 11 of the 2012 constitution of the Youth Council makes a clearer and unambiguous provisions to how its leadership emerges and provides extensively for modalities for settling whatever grievances, if arise, either in pre-election matters or in election proper”.
“Unfortunately, neither our brother Comrade Olanrewaju Mosaku nor the Organization that sponsored him, The Royal Ambassadors made use of all the democratic processes provided. Instead, he went public disparaging the good name of the Council. It is worrisome that such a person with little or no knowledge (or believe) in the enabling laws of the Council can be put forward for an office as high as the Chairman. No wonder the highly sophisticated youth of Ogun State rejected him in such a historical defeat