A northerner, Bashiru Saidu Muhammad, an indigene of Sokoto state, has been elected President of the Nigerian Youth in Diaspora (NYD).
A statement on Tuesday by the organisation said the master’s student studying Accounting and Finance at London Coventry University scored 229 out of 1,230 of the total votes cast in a fierce contest held in Zurich, Switzerland.
Announcing the result, the Chairman electoral committee, Ewegbuna Ehenacho said, he defeated five other contestants.
His victory marks a significant milestone for the union as is the first time a northerner would be elected to lead the Nigerian Youth in Diaspora (NYD).
Other contenders for the prestigious position were: Ayomide Adedayo who garnered 198 votes (16.10%), followed closely by Adetola Ayotunde with 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%).
Speaking after emerging victorious, Mr Muhammad assured that his leadership would be geared towards reshaping the future of NYD and strengthening its commitment to empowering Nigerian youth in the diaspora.