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The All Cross River Youth Forum, ACRIYOF has expressed its readiness for the stake holders consultative meeting with the Presidential advisory committee on the proposed national conference billed for Calabar the Cross River State capital on October 25, 2013.
Rising from an emergency meeting at Scholet Suites, Calabar yesterday, and the group said it is time for the youths in Cross River State to join the traditional and political class to advocate for matters of interest to the state.
In a communiqué made available to the press yesterday, the group resolved that the:
1. Structure of the conference should be based on ethnic nationalities because it is the nationalities that constitute the Nigerian nation.
2. Composition of the conference should be segmented into ethnic, regional and national conferences.
3. Resolutions of the conference should become binding automatically as the highest power in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as there is no higher sovereignty than the gathering of the Nigerian nationalities.
4. Duration of the conference should be 3 months.
Speaking to journalists after the meeting, the Coordinator of the group, Barrister James Ibor said “Cross River youths are now ready to rise beyond docility and join hands with our sincere political and traditional leaders to improve the fortunes of the State.”
Barrister Ibor thanked the youths of the state for their cooperation and support so far and urged them to remain steadfast in the struggle for a better Cross River State.
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