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COALITION of youth organisations has accused the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, of compromising his position in managing the affairs of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN.
The group, in a statement signed by its convener, Comr. Adakole Ochai, and made available to journalists, accused the minister of hobnobbing with one Sukubo Sara-Igbe as president of NYCN, despite a court ruling restricting him from parading himself in such capacity.
The group also urged the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II not to allow the minister soil his reputation by involving himself with illegality, vowing to resist any attempt by the minister, monarch or whosoever to arm-twist the hands of the law and youth movement in Nigeria.
“Recall that there is a pending litigation in the case of Incorporated Trustee of the National Youth Council of Nigeria vs Sukubo Sara-Igbe Sukubo and the Minister for Youth and Sports Development.
“In the above mentioned suit, Justice Taiwo Taiwo of Federal High Court 9 granted an injunction restraining the said Sukubo from parading himself as the President of the National Youth Council of Nigeria pending the determination of the motion on notice,” the statement read.
While arguing that the order of the court has neither been vacated nor appealed against, the group, therefore, maintained that it is still valid and subsisting.
It stressed that it is appalled that the minister would embark on such illegality to tarnish the image of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
“We have it on good authority that the minister of youth and sports has received gratification from some disgruntled elements who want to hijack NYCN to use as a tool for their selfish goals. We are equally irritated that the minister is trying to foist illegality on one of the most revered monarchs in the world by organising an event in collaboration with the impostor, Sukubo, who is parading himself as NYCN president.
“Let it be known that he has never been elected by any congress of the NYCN. Though riding on the back of some disgruntled elements in the country seeking relevance, he made himself president but was stopped by the court,” the statement pointed out.
The group urged Dare to, with immediate effect, refrain from going on with the kangaroo event that he is planning with those parading as the executives of NYCN to save his name and the integrity of the Buhari administration.
It warned that failure to do so will lead to the occupation of the ministry and demand for his sack.
“We have watched the minister’s body language for some time and have come to the conclusion that he has been compromised. It is either he is receiving all manner of phony youth organisations in his office and assuring them of his cooperation or hobnobbing with the impostor,” the statement noted.

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