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Governor Elechi’s Largesse Tear Ebonyi Youths Apart


There was a mild drama Thursday at the Ebonyi state Government Guest House Abakaliki, venue of a press conference put together by the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), as a factional chairman of the organisation, Mr Peter Olisaemeka, disrupted the meeting aimed at endorsing President Goodluck Jonathan for 2015.

Ebonyi State Governor, Martin Elechi

Ebonyi State Governor, Martin Elechi

Olisaemeka, who stormed the venue of the meeting with scores of its factional members and supporters, had laid claim to a brand new bus donated to the council by the Ebonyi State governor, Chief Martin Elechi describing the Hon Charles Nwigbo led faction as illegal.

African Examiner reports that the alleged aborted Ebonyi state government sponsored media conference, by the Charles Nwigbo, led faction of NYCN was aimed at endorsing President Goodluck Jonathan for the presidential election in 2015 and Governor Martin Elechi for the Ebonyi Central Senatorial position.

Alhaji Ibrahim Ama, the state secretary of the Nwigbo led faction, who spoke to newsmen later insisted that their group remains the authentic members of the council in the state.

It took the quick intervention of a team of mobile policemen from the state area command to restore normalcy at the venue as Olisaemeka insisted that the meeting and the endorsement must not hold.

After series of arguments, the meeting was put off, following police warning that they would not tolerate any form of misconduct from both factions of the youth body.

However, our correspondent gathered that the bone of contention between the two faction was the alleged undisclosed amount released to the Nwigbo, led group for the press conference, by Governor Martin Elechi, who is desperate to go to the senate in 2015, despite his age.

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