Governor Godwin Obaseki, has accused his deputy, Philip Shaibu, of manipulating the state National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) election to advance his governorship ambition.
The Edo governor stated this in Benin City at the weekend during the International Youth Day celebration at the Youth House.
CANDIDREPORTERS.COM recalls that some youths had protested the emergence of the immediate past executives of the Edo State chapter of NYCN. Following the protest, Governor Obaseki called for the disbandment of the executive council and the conduct of fresh elections.
Speaking of the Youth Council crisis during the celebration, Obaseki alleged that Shaibu worked behind him in an attempt to foster his ambition through the youth council.
“I want to apologise over the unfortunate incident that happened with the youth council election. It was done without my knowledge. As you can see, the reason why my deputy manipulated your election is because he has political ambition and thought he could use the council to achieve his political goals,” he said.