The legal adviser of the National Youth Council of Nigeria NYCN, Rivers State chapter, Mr. Chidozie Emem, has vehemently condemned the alleged dissolution of Mr. Chijioke Ihunwo’s led state executive.
Emem who spoke with journalists on Friday, at the NYCN state secretariat, described the action as regrettable and embarrassing.
He said it was unfortunate that those saddled with certain responsibilities did not know the laws governing the positions they occupied.
The legal adviser to the council also expressed dismay over the involvement of the NYCN National President, Amb. Sukubo Sara-Igbe Sukubo, in the said dissolution.
Emem wondered where he derived such power to come to the state and dissolve Ihunwo’s administration, which he said was duly elected.
According to him, “it’s highly unfortunate, regrettable, very embarrassing that at this time of our lives, the young stars who are saddled with responsibilities do not even understand the law governing the positions they occupy and that is the ignorance Sukubo has demonstrated, yesterday.
“He has forgotten that the National Youth Council of Nigeria has a constitution, he has not been appraised with the sections of the constitution.”
Emem explained that the section 3 of the constitution, “empowers state chapters to make byelaws that will govern and regulate the activities of the state chapters.
“Pursuance to that section, the Rivers State chapter made a byelaw which provided on how elections should be conducted, and those sections were followed; notification was given to the state government, of the office of the ministry of youths, they were invited, the permanent secretary was properly represented, the SA on youth was in the election, Rivers youths were in attendance in our congress, and resolution was taken which is part of the provision of the constitution, allowing the Ambassador Chijioke Ihunwo led administration to continue for the next four years, so I don’t know where, the young man, I don’t know, what is he called? derived such power to come to Rivers State and dissolve a duly elected leader.”
He further added that, “it’s highly regrettable that at this our time a man who should know the laws governing the office that he claims that he occupies does not even know and it’s a shame to show that level of ignorance to the people.”