25 November 2012

Nigeria: Ugborodo - Itsekiri Group Sacks Tonwe

I'm Still National President'

NATIONAL president of the Itsekiri National Youth Council, INYC, and chairperson of the parallel Ugborodo Community Trust, Ugborodo, Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State, Mr. David Tonwe, has been removed from office purportedly for his involvement in the long-drawn Ugborodo crisis and inability to steer the affairs of the youth organization.

However, Mr. Tonwe, who reacted to the news of his purported removal, yesterday, told Sunday Vanguard on phone, "They do not have the locus to remove me from office; I still remain as then national president of INYC".

It was learnt that the first vice president of INYC and chair of the Iwere Development Union, IDU, Comrade Omolubi Newuwumi, was mandated to steer the affairs of the council in an acting president.

Tonwe, nevertheless, maintained that Newuwumi is his first vice president and was free to act in his absence, but not that he (Tonwe) had been removed from office.

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