DICKSON: IJAW LEADERS, FOUNDING FATHERS, CALL ON FMR. GOV. DICKSON TO RUN FOR SENATE
In a Communique dated 27th day of April 2020, the founding fathers, critical stakeholder’s, leaders of the Ijaw Youths council (IYC) and the Ijaw National Congress (INC) respectively, has endorsed former Governor Henry seriake Dickson for Senate, Bayelsa west SENATORIAL district, in the forthcoming bye Elections scheduled to hold by INEC.
According to them, the former Governor has culturally participated in the development of Ijaw Nation and posesses the qualities to drive for the emancipation of Ijaw Ethnic Nationality, in their words, “from the clutches of deprivation and marginalisation, given the present unstable and unpredictable nature of our National politics viz a viz the growing National discourse on the shape of Nigeria’s democracy given the many unpalatable developments of security concerns, environmental challenges and the issues of fiscal federalism and devolution of power” they added.
Some of the signatories are, Chief Frank Omare, Felix Tuodolo, PhD (Pioneer President, IYC), Alhaji Asari Dokubo (Fmr. President, IYC), Mr. Oyinfie Jonjon (Fmr. President, IYC), Engr. Udengs Eradiri
(Fmr. President, IYC), Barr. Owoupele Jeremiah (Fmr. Spokesman, IYC), Adokeme Godwin
(Fmr. Chairman, IYC- Central Zone) Bobolayefa Owoupele (Fmr. Chairman, IYC- Central Zone), Chief Williams Mkpa (Fmr. Auditor, INC) Chief Ben Donyegha, Chief Pamotei Wasuotei and Alfred Kemepado (Fmr. Secretary General, IYC) amongst others.