Comrade Adogbeji Blessing, from Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State Niger Delta was elected National President, Youth Council of Nigeria (NDYCN) .

The keenly contested election took place at Ohoror-Uwheru in Ughelli North local government area of of the state on friday.

Adogbeji polled 27 votes to defeat his closest rival Comrade Adaka Victor, who polled 4 votes of the 32 votes cast, one void vote was recorded.

In his acceptance speech, the new National President, appreciated Niger Delta youths for their support and encouragement, prayed that he will not disappoint them in his quest to contribute to the peace and development of the region.

“I will rise up to whatever challenge that will enable me fulfill, drive objectives and mission for peace, unity, prosperity and development of the region, though, it may not be easy, but it’s a task that is expected of me ” he stated.

Adogbeji appreciated all regional youth leaders , key stakeholders present, and those who cast their votes to elect the new Exco, for honouring the invitation to attend the congress.

The elective congress had the total number of 32 adhoc delegates

The exercise, witnessed by Presidential aspirants of Niger Delta Youth Council of Nigeria ( NDYCN) , agents and their principals was described as peaceful, credible and free.

The Chairman of the 2022 NDYCN elective congress electoral committee, Rt. Hon Iboro Fred from Akwa Ibom state, Comrade Sunny O. Utuedor, the Secretary from Delta State both attested that , the exercise was peaceful and credible.

Comrade Ese Sanco Darlington, the returning officer of the 2022 NDYCN elective congress, declared Comrade Blessing Adogbeji, the winner of the 2022 NDYCN Presidential election.

Comrade Adaka Victor, who placed second in the race thanked the delegates for showing trust in him.

Other elective positions were unopposed. The winners of the various offices are: Comrade Odonbadel I. Isaac, – Vice President, Hon. Patrick Akpan, – Secretary General, and Comrade Osaretin Idahosa, – Organising Secretary.

Others are: Oghoredafe Kenneth Classic Oghorspride, – Treasurer, Peacelyn Jumbo M, Secretary, Wisdom Goodluck, – PRO(Media), Amb. Preye Boliegha, – Assistant Secretary, Mrs. Osremhen V. Imonitie- Assistant Financial Secretary and Hon. Ojeje Inie Williams, – National Provost .

Highlights of the exercise is the group photograph with the regional youth leaders, government appointees, community youth leaders, civil society group present.

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