WARRI- Ijaw youths council (IYC) world-wide has condemned the endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari for second term by the Abuja chapter and therefore has called for an emergency meeting with the IYC Abuja chapter today for purpose of correcting the political miscalculation.
The National President Mr. Pereotubo Oweilaemi disclosed in an electronic message send to Daily Watch in Warri, said ‘The attention of the IYC national has been drawn to a trending story in the dailies where the Abuja Chapter of the Council has endorsed President Mohammadu Buhari for a second term on behalf of the Ijaw nation. The position of the Abuja Chapter did not reflect the views of the Ijaw nation over 2019 elections. IYC or the Ijaw nation has not taken any decision on whom to endorse for the 2019 Presidential race.
‘‘The Abuja Chapter did not has the mandate, consent and authority of the National body and indeed the Ijaw nation to take such rash decision. The Ijaw nation will definitely take position on 2019 but such can only be a product of wide consultations. The interest of the IYC is for the Ijaw nation and thus, our interest in 2019 can only be considered based on the collective wishes of Ijaw people.
‘‘As a President whose primary interest is for the Ijaw man, the National body has already scheduled a meeting with the Abuja Chapter today for the latter to review its spur-of-the-moment endorsement of the ruling Government. The said endorsement is totally outside the knowledge of the National body and that is what we are trying to correct.
‘The Council therefore appeal to our teaming supporters and those who may have been injured by the unauthorised endorsement to maintain calm, while we tackle the Abuja Chapter for the purpose of correcting the political miscalculation’’ the statement said