By Farombi Oluwaseun
The Former President of Great Ife Students Union , Oyekan Ibukun as yesterday emerged as the President of the African Youth Organization.
Dr. IBK as popularly &politically known is a medical student of Obafemi Awolowo University and now the presiding officer of the organization that has a strong representation and participation of youth in championing social, political and economic development in Africa.
The election which was conducted at the Grand Towers Hotel, Abuja saw the Nigerian representative emerging as the President. The immediate President of the Organization, John Kwame Nkrumah , a Student from Pretoria, South Africa has immediately congratulated Oyekan Ibukun over his emergence.
Speaking with OAU Peeps News Agency after his emergence, Dr IBK,
he appreciated the council for trusting him by voting in him as the next President. In his words, he further said said "" This position to me is not a commendation because the end of a thing is better than the beginning thereof. This position is a call to service to do more and be better in our ways of serving the generality of African Youths. I see this new position as a big responsibility and a test of discipline, diligence and hardwork and with the grace of God and support of the people, I am sure we shall deliver more than our imagination. "".
OAU Peeps News Agency further learnt that the other executives of the organization especially the Vice President will be five which will be elected from different zones. i.e. West Africa, South Africa, East Africa, North Africa and Central Africa.
African Youth Organization is a Continental organisation registered in all regions of Africa; West Africa, South, East, North and Central Africa and operating with more than 35 chapters in Africa.