The newly elected President of Ijaw Youth Council, Dr. Theophilus Alaye has called on security agencies, the Bayelsa State government and critical stakeholders of Ijaw Nation to avert the ongoing divisive moves by some persons to destroy the united youth interest of Ijaw nation in Nigeria.
In a statement issued in Yenagoa, the newly elected President, Dr Alaye, accused some aggrieved stakeholders of fanning the embers of division in the council even as he gave a stern warning to stop all forms of activities capable of breaking law and order particularly in Bayelsa state.
“The General Public, particularly members of council, are strongly advised to disregard the rumor of a rescheduled IYC election holding at Ijaw House, Bayelsa state today, 21/22 July. This statement has become necessary in view of the fact that the election of officers into the 9th NEC was successfully conducted on the 19th of July 2023 as agreed by all structures stakeholder of Council.”
“Let me state emphatically that upon the conclusion of election, the NECOM/ELECO was accordingly dissolved, therefore does not have the constitutional powers to conduct elections whatsoever. The election of the Ijaw youth council worldwide has come and gone. The 9th executive has come to stay, and nobody should play God over the decision of the Ijaw Nation. The decision of the Ijaw nation is sacrosanct. The decision must be protected at all costs.
“I hereby call on Security Agencies, the government of Bayelsa State and critical stakeholders of council to call to order those behind this devilish plot to factionalise the IYC and create tension in the Ijaw nation particularly Bayelsa state.”
“Let me assure the Ijaw nation that the 9th NEC ably led by myself Dr. Theophilus Alaye is determined to address salient issues affecting the Ijaw nation and put council on the right path. Let me call on everyone who contested and all council players to work with the 9th NEC to move the Ijaw nation forward.” The statement read.