Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
No restructuring, no 2019 election, Ijaw youths warn •Vow to stop oil flow in the region

By Julius Osahon, Yenagoa on 24/04/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 690


 The Ijaw Youth Congress (IYC) has re-aligned itself with the position of the Ijaw elders and that of the Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson on restructuring of the country, warning that the 2019 election is in danger if the presidential candidates refuse to address and support the vexed issue.

The Congress Central Zonal Chairman, Tare Porri, who spoke with newsmen after a congress held at Aleibiri in Ekeremor Local Council of Bayelsa State, said Ijaw youths in unity unanimously resolved that they are standing with the leaders of the Ijaw extraction that the 2019 elections will be a referendum on restructuring.

He said: “Ijaw people’s position is being reaffirmed by the youths of the Ijaw nation. We are standing with the governor-general of the Ijaw nation to the fact that 2019 general election is a referendum on restructuring.

“Any presidential candidate must first and foremost realise that Ijaw people will not support any candidate unless that candidate believes in restructuring.”

The Ijaw youths also warned of dire consequences if the Federal Government continues the prosecution of Dan Etete and other Niger Delta indigenes in the Malabo oil deal, saying they will not hesitate to stop the production of crude oil in the region.

He said: “Today, we have also resolved on the well-talked about Malabo oil deal, this OPL issue that they have been talking about every day. The position of Ijaw people is that Ijaw youths will not be deterred and that we are standing with Dan Etete and all the stakeholders in that platform.

“And that the Federal Government should stop persecuting Ijaw people who are in the oil and gas sector; that any further attempt to silence the Ijaw people in the oil and gas industry, Ijaw youths will waste no time in making sure that they don’t take crude oil from our environment again.”

The Ijaw youths, who passed a vote of confidence on Dickson for his efforts in road construction, aligned with the governor that the 13 per cent derivation component of the excess crude in the $1 billion that has been erroneously withdrawn by the Federal Government should be paid to the Ijaw people. (The Guardian)

Source News Express

Posted 24/04/2018 1:02:16 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
TUC lambasts Tinubu over call for fuel subsidy...

My victory in court not against the Senate,...

CBN flags off input distribution to Cross River...

Protesters shut down Abuja, call on Nigerians to...

CAN warns: ‘We won’t accept 2015 polls result...

Facebook shareholders demand more accountability

Mass failure rocks Nigerian Law School

Why Britain should remain in the European Union...

Separatists BNYL goes ahead with Biafra agitation, set...

Group drags Ihejirika, Modu-Sheriff to International Criminal Court...

NNPC didn’t award any $25bn contract — Presidency...

Donald Trump’s campaign manager declared wanted

 

Latest News FRSC job seeker collapses, dies Ex-president’s son detained over fraud CBN warns of another looming recession Osun election: PDP calls for resignation of INEC Chairman and Amina Zakari Bill Cosby sentenced to three to 10 years in jail for sexual assault PDP ready to wrest power from APC, says R-APC former National Chairman Buba Galadima Toni Kan and partner sell sabinews.com in landmark deal FG kick-starts 58th Independence Anniversary Celebration with photo exhibition PDP heading for self-destruction in Kogi East, youths warn Osun rerun: Fayemi leads APC leaders to Omisore’s residence Miracle in America: Paralysed people walk again Nigeria's population will hit 450 million by 2050 — International consultant

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (397,609 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (377,334 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (309,189 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (251,042 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (232,814 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (221,863 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (200,528 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (182,078 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (166,157 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (163,608 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (158,501 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (147,124 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (63) Business & Economy (3,630) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (933) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (548) Features (653) Global Business Monitor (301) International (2,436) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (144) News (39,151) Opinion (1,111) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,759) Religion (873) Sports (1,708) Stock Watch (34) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

NLNG Expression of Interest banner

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin: Highlights

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement