The National Youth Council of Nigeria(NYCN) thoroughly Condemn the Unwarranted Arrest and Illegal Detention of one of us. He a brother, a colleague and and a members of the NYCN in Kogi State.
Before the disappearance of Comrade Oladele John Nihi and his Aide,
Comrade John Nihi has been an Active Youth Leader in the National Youth Council of Nigeria; a one time chairman of NYCN kogi state chapter and he was one of the Presidential Aspirants of the Gombe Unity Congress 2018.
This and many more identifies his active Love and Passion for youth Political Inclusion in Nigeria Political System.
And the National Youth Council will never abandon him in this challenging time like this.
Information we gathered confirmed that Comrade John Nihi and his Aide were picked up on Monday morning February 11, 2019. In his Hotel at Okoro Gbede Ijumu LGA, Kogi State after his “Thank You” tour with Sen. Dino Melaye, across Ijumu and Mopa Amuro LGAs.
The eye witness further explained; that the Police men who were shooting at irregular intervals, forcefully smuggled Nihi and his Aide to an unknown destination.
This took place in the presence of the administrator of Ijumu LGA. Hon. Taufiq Isah; who was believed to have given the order.
We want to State categorically that; The National Youth Council Is Never a Partisan Institution, We respect every electorate wish and aspiration to support any candidate of his or her choice as dully visible and globally accepted best Practices of Democracy.
We call on the Government of Kogi State because we Believe Kogi is a Great and Peaceful State to facilitate the Immediate release of Oladele John Nihi and his aide.
Else members of the National Youth Council of Nigeria from National to the Local government level across the country will engage in Mass and Mega Match to the State in Support and Quest for the immediate release of Our Members.
The National Youth Council have maintained a recognized decorum in the activities of this 2019 General Elections because we do not want to identify ourselves with any Political Party;
And this is the Maths, the Nigerian Youths have more than 70% of the votes to be casted in this Election and if Nihi is not released in the next 24 hours, we will use all our Grassroots, State and National Platforms to campaign against those behind this unwarranted arrest.
The Nigerian Youths have spoken and we will NOT eat our words.
A Freedom for Nihi,
Is a Freedom for NYCN.
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