Nigerian Youth in Diaspora elects new president

Posted by Timige, On 2 Oct, 2023 | Updated On 2 Oct, 2023 No Comments »



The Nigerian Youth in Diaspora in Zurich, Switzerland has elected Bashiru Muhammad as its president.

Mohammad is the group’s first president from northern Nigeria.

A statement by the chairman of the election committee, Mr. Iwegbuna Iheanacho, made available to newsmen on Monday, said Muhammad polled 229 votes, accounting for 18.62% of the total votes cast.

“This victory marks a significant milestone for the Nigerian Youth in Diaspora as Bashiru Saidu Muhammad becomes the first president who hails from the northern region since the establishment of the organisation.

“His election reflects the diverse representation and inclusivity that the Nigerian Youth in Diaspora NYD strives to embody.

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“With a total of 1,230 votes cast, the election saw active participation from the Nigerian Youth in Diaspora community.

“The competition was fierce, with five other candidates contending for the prestigious position. Ayomide Adedayo garnered 198 votes (16.10%), followed closely by Adetola Ayotunde who polled 198 votes (16.10%). Adesola Adisa secured 182 votes (14.76%), Chibuike Kelechi received 217 votes (17.56%), and Chinonso Chidiebere obtained 206 votes (16.74%),” the statement reads.

The NYD community congratulated Muhammad on his victory, while “believing in his ability to lead the organisation towards new heights.

“As the newly elected president, his vision, leadership, and dedication will undoubtedly shape the future of Nigerian Youth in Diaspora and strengthen its commitment to empowering Nigerian youth in the diaspora,” Iheanacho stated.

Source: Punch

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