by By Maobuye Nanagi Obu
Haa Izon! Izon Keme mi.
For those who may not know, the word “Izon” means “TRUTH”. Therefore, I shall be on the path of truth hereon. I know I will be attacked for this, but, before you start batting an eyelid and before you start displaying your verbal cholera, just look around your environment (in any part of IJAW Land) and tell me one tangible investment you can find? Without much ado, to say the IJAW NATION is sinking daily is even an understatement, we are almost going into extinction. Today I write concerning the welfare, vision, mission and way forward of the IJAW Youth Council (the IYC) since it’s inception.
Having perused through the “Mina-Ama Declaration” and others including the “Kaiama Declaration” of December 11 1998 at Kaiama, I find it nebulous to believe if the activities of the IYC today is still in tandem with the succinctly put “Kaiama Declaration’ of 1998? Truth is, one cannot forget in a hurry, the sincere inputs of the illustrious Sons and Daughters of the IJAW NATION who thought it wise then to set up the IYC. Read More →
By Kelvin Ebiri, Port Harcourt
AHEAD of Saturday’s governorship election in Rivers State, the Ijaw National Congress (INC) and Rivers Elders and Leadership Council (RELEC) have endorsed the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Dakuku Peterside.
The two groups hinged their endorsement of Peterside, an Ijaw, on the need to sustain the rotation of power between the upland and riverine parts of Rivers State in order to ensure equity, fairness and justice.
Citing a resolution reached in October 2013, June and September 2014 respectively, the INC President, Boma Obuoforibo, said the council had resolved to endorse only a governorship candidate of Ijaw extraction without prejudice to political party, in the spirit of fairness, good faith and good conscience which have guided Rivers people in electing past leaders. Read More →
Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt
The choice of who becomes the next governor of Rivers State appears to have torn the Ijaw National Congress, an umbrella body of Ijaw people, apart.
INC members only fell short of exchanging blows during a press briefing organised to state their position on whether to vote for the All Progressives Congress candidate, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, or his counterpart in the Peoples Democratic Party in the Saturday’s governorship election, Chief Nyesom Wike. Read More →