Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner

Tension in Bayelsa over proposed Kaiama declaration by dissident Ijaw youths •Stay away; it’s a threat to peace —IYC

By News Express on 31/05/2015

Views: 3,291

Tension is in the air in Bayelsa, home state of immediate past Nigerian president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan. Reason: The Kaima Declaration scheduled to be made today by dissident Ijaw youths. Kaima Declaration usually centres on the Ijaw agitation for self determination and resource control. It was the main spark of the Niger Delta militancy which analysts fear may rear its head again with the loss of the country’s presidency by Ijaw son Jonathan, who was defeated by Muammadu Buhari during the March 28 presidential election.  

In a statement issued in the wee hours of today, the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Central Zone called on youths of the zone to disregard and stay away from a purported congress meeting of the IYC scheduled for today in Kaiama, Headquarters of Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area.

The Chairman of IYC Zone, Bobolayefa Owoupele, in the statement condemned the said meeting in its entirety, describing it as “illegal and capable of derailing and undermining the rejuvenation efforts of the Ijaw nation, after the sad defeat of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan in the last presidential election.”

According to him, congress meetings of the IYC, central zone are supposed to be convened by him, in conjunction with relevant officers of the IYC “and not by faceless individuals, who do not mean well for the government and the people of the state.”

“The police has been informed of the proposed illegal congress meeting; the youths should therefore stay away and not allow themselves to be used by persons, who are only out to exploit them for their selfish political ambitions,” Owoupele said in the statement, a copy of which was e-mailed to News Express.”

The IYC Central zonal chairman added that, the action is a direct affront on Bayelsa and the Ijaw nation, especially when the Ijaw nation is seeking greater relevance in the polity.

•Photo shows Bayelsa Governor Seriake Dickson.

Source News Express

Posted 31/05/2015 07:29:22 AM





You may also like...
Emeka Ugwuonye’s secret agenda: “My plot to mobilise...

Sosoliso Crash and the Memory of LJC-60: We’ll...

Airtel, Huawei, Microsoft partner for Windows Smart Phone...

South-South Governors move against amendment of NLNG Act...

Fayemi signs 8 bills into law, as Ekiti...

Bill seeking special status for Lagos passes Second...

Benue, Oyo struggle to pay salaries despite bailout...

Angela Merkel wins fourth term as Germany’s leader...

APC meeting on zoning of National Assembly offices...

Jebba-Mokwa road, a national disaster —Hon. Funke Adedoyin...

Anenih’s son slumps during tennis game, dies

NLC warns Ajimobi


Latest News Many injured, goods worth millions of naira destroyed as Hausa, Yoruba clash in Lagos Okowa condemns attack on Ekweremadu, urges Germany not to spare perpetrators Makinde appoints ex-police chief Fatai Owoseni Special Adviser on Security Matters MASSOB faults IPOB over attack on Ekweremadu, says Igbo leaders not responsible for non-actualisation of Biafra Ekweremadu’s attack: Identify the culprits, Senate president tells German authorities Migrant Fulani causing problem in Nigeria – Miyetti Allah Nine confirmed dead in attack on mourners in Benue Tomorrow's strike will be total, comprehensive – Varsity workers Reorder Nigeria to avert strife, Nwabueze group tells Buhari 2021: We won’t zone Anambra governorship – PDP Three killed, seven injured in soccer riot South East PDP calls for arrest of Ekweremadu’s attackers


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (527,840 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (438,148 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (382,915 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (321,799 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (289,854 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (250,935 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (245,546 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (232,208 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (227,604 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (213,852 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (192,803 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (190,733 views)


CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (98) Business & Economy (4,395) Business Verdict (78) Columnists (1,093) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (214) Entertainment (647) Features (795) Global Business Monitor (417) ICT Monitor (58) International (3,840) Interview (198) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (166) Maggie's Blog (379) News (50,109) Opinion (1,323) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,311) Religion (1,085) Sports (2,133) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update







APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera