Eric Oluwole has emerged president of the Coalition of Ethnic Nationality Youth Leaders of Nigeria (CENYLON). Oluwole’s emergence followed a keenly contested election held on Friday, September 28, 2018, at the BON Hotel Stratton, Asokoro, Abuja.
In a communiqué signed by the association and made available to the Nigerian Tribune, the organization regarded as a non political association has as its chief motivation the advocacy for the emancipation of the Nigerian youth.
According to the release, after an election successfully conducted by members of the National Working Committee (NWC), a new set of executives emerged: Eric Oluwole, president; Authur Obioha, south west deputy president; Sammy Brown, south-east treasurer; Egbechue Kingsley, south-south
assistant secretary; Utomudo Fidelis, south east director of welfare; South-south, south south auditor 1; Eghotemen Innocent, south south zonal coordinator, among others.
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During the inauguration, the newly elected executive members “pledged to work for the interest and development of the youths in particular and the nation at large.” The release further stated that “the 250 ethnic groups in Nigeria will do everything within our reach to foster peaceful, coherent and co-habitable Nigerian state with unity of purpose.
“That the security and protection of lives and property of all well meaning Nigerians will be sacrosanct, hence we will partner with all the security agencies and good spirited individuals to make this a priority.
“That we will partner with civil society groups and the National Orientation Agency to arrest some of the civil unrest being
perpetuated by youths in the society, through seminars and workshops to educate them on the need to abstain from crimes and illicit acts, so as to be better parts of the society.
“By partnering with some governmental agencies like INEC, we will ensure that there will be free, fair, transparent and credible
elections come February 2018, through complete voter education and sensitisation programs, and also encourage and mobilise youths on the need to go collect their PVCs.”
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