After an elective congress was held in Gombe state in July 2018 where Comrade Bello Bala Shagari emerged as the national president with his executive members, the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) have been faced with crisis as a result of two individuals parading themselves as the National President which has resulted to a lot of controversy. Constituted President of NYCN; Comrade Bello Shagari
On Sunday, June 2 Abdullahi Mustapha declared himself the President of the council and also appointed a few others as his executive.
A month later, Amb. Ali Magaji who was appointed as his program officer has openly withdrawn from his faction saying that, Mustapha Abdullahi created the faction for his selfish interest and cannot partake in such activities. He also urged every other individual in any faction to obey the NYCN constitutional law by submitting to the elected President (NYCN) Comrade Bello Bala Shagari for the good of Nigeria Youths.
His statement reads below:
“My Position Is Unconstitutional and Undemocratic, as the Program Officer Of Mustapha Abdullahi’s factional group of NYCN”
“My Attention has been drawn by my followers that, my name appeared on the list of the handpicked executives members of the factional group of NYCN, which is not part of my life principles. I have come to realize that most of the youth council comrades are mere political thugs and dogs with the agenda to achieve his personal agenda.”
“I, Amb. Ali Magaji hereby deny/reject any handpicked appointment into any factional group that can never resolve the current youth council crisis.
“I, Ali Magaji urge my people to submit themselves to the constituted, elected President of NYCN; Comrade Bello Bala Shagari for the good of Nigeria youths.
“I formally contested in July 2018 NYCN National Convention in Gombe which was Supervised by the NYCN BOT and the Minister Of Youth and Sport Development, (Barr.Solomon Dalung) and I accept my defeat by the rules of the convention committee.
“I, Amb. Ali Magaji wish to notify the General public most especially the National Headquarters of NYCN that I will abide by the rules and regulations governing the authority, and I’ll protect and depend this with the Constitution of Nigeria.”
“May almighty set us free.
Prior to Ali Magaji withdrawal from Mustapha Abdullahi‘s faction, Clinton Avwoke (organizing secretary, south south) has also renounced any affiliation with Mustapha Asuku and pledged his loyalty to the constituted, elected President of NYCN Comrade Bello Bala Shagari.