The apex socio-cultural youth group in Orlu zone, Orluzurumee Youth Assembly (OYA), over the weekend approved the long awaited electoral guideline for 2020 general election as set-up by the electoral committee.
The Assembly had in November 2019 set up an electoral committee headed by Comrade Pascal Ihekuna and charged the committee with the responsibility of conducting a free and transparent election in February 22, 2020.
This decision followed the expiration of tenure of the interim Executive led by Engr Christian Okolie, which tenure elapsed in November 2019 but was extended by 3 months within which period the Assembly would have conducted its general election.
According to the new electoral guideline, apart from President, Vice President and Secretary, which the minimum qualification is first degree, others are O’level certificate.
The guideline also stipulates that members must comply with section 24 of its amended constitution on membership requirement or seek waiver to be so qualified to contest.
Cost of nomination forms and Positions available for contest are; President, (N20,000); Vice President, (N15,000) Secretary, (N15,000), Financial Secretary (N15,000), Assistant Financial Secretary (N10,000),Publicity Secretary (N10,000).
Others are; Assistant Publicity secretary (N5000), Treasurer (N10,000), Organizing secretary (N10,000), Diaspora Coordinator (N15,000), Treasurer (N10,000), Welfare officer (N10,000),Students coordinator (10,000).
It would also be recalled that the Board of Trustees of Orluzurumee Youth Assembly had in their wisdom dissolved the Comr. Darlington Uzohia led executive in 2019 as a result of the crisis that rocked the Assembly in the past.
Thereafter, they constituted an interim executive to pilot the affairs of the Assembly prior to the general election.
Meanwhile, as part of efforts to develop a data base for Orlu youths with the view of creating job opportunities, Orluzurumee Youth Assembly will by January 20, 2020, begin its membership revalidation which is expected to last for 3 weeks. This, according to the Publicity Secretary, Comrade Chibuike Odunze, is to ensure that only registered members participate in the election and benefit from the youth Empowerment programs the body has lined up for the year, 2020.