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IPF inauguration:  Johnny Commends IPF,  promises to grace ceremony 

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Chief Michael Johnny

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State, High Chief Michael Johnny, has commended the umbrella body of Ijaw media practitioners, the Ijaw Publishers Forum (IPF), for taking the bold initiative to forge a common front in the agitation for a better Ijaw Nation and Niger Delta.

High Chief Johnny gave the commendation at his residence in Effurun on Tuesday when a delegation of the IPF, led by its vice president Comr. Onduku Oyinbi, paid a courtesy visit to tender invitation to the APC chieftain ahead of its inauguration on February 29 in Warri.

The APC chieftain, during the briefing noted that the Ijaw Nation is making progress as exemplified with the birth of the media forum and the sacrifices made by personalities in the region.

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“The Ijaw Nation will get better more than this. Nobody knew Ijaw people will come out like this, that they will be getting this large numbers of media practitioners that can speak for the Ijaw Nation,” High Chief Johnny asserted.

The Agadiwei of Gbaramatu who also said that he appreciated the IPF’s visit, further counseled the IPF practitioners to always balance their reportage inorder to be seen as objective and unbiased.

“We are all progressives, moving together. It is an honour to be with you as your guest of honour,” High Chief Johnny added in acceptance of the IPF’s invitation.

Earlier, the vice president of IPF, Comr. Onduku, publisher of Niger Delta Mirror, had praised High Chief Johnny for his contributions to the progress and growth of the Ijaw Nation, particularly Delta Ijaws.

Comr. Onduku also thanked their host for the warm reception and for the counsel, while promising that IPF will not fall short of expectations.

Among those in attendance are Mr. Abai Francis of PENGlobal, Pst. Akemetubo Arex of Waffy TV, Comr. Perez Klinton of IduwiniVoice, Comr. Ekpegha Preye of South South Daily, and Comr. Demebide Anthony of Ultimate.

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