Ijaw women condemn disruption of INC election by thugs

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By Loveth Ojogun

Ijaw Women Connect (IWC) Worldwide, in strong terms, has condemned what it described as the unwanton disruptions of the Ijaw National Congress (INC), 2019 General Elective Convention on June 29 2019, at Ijaw House Yenagoa, by hired thugs suspected to be working in favour of some persons who were bent to impose their preferred candidates on Ijaw people.

In a press release made by the group immediately the disruption went on and signed by President, Ijaw Women Connect (IWC) Worldwide, Comrade Rosemary Graham-Naingba; National Speaker. Ijaw Women Connect (IWC) Worldwide, Comrade. Izuongere Grace Iwolo, stated that the act by the hoodlums “was a shame.”

“It is a shame to see our apex Ijaw Umbrella Organization, the INC, to lose so much value that a mere election to elect credible leadership to steer the affairs of Ijaw Nation, could be truncated by her own people perceived to be hoodlums.

“As mothers of the Ijaw nation, who have worked closely in active activism with the elders body, we are so sad that at this time when Nigeria as a nation is at cross-roads, Ijaws are on the path of self destruction.

“IWC as observer-delegates to the INC 2019 elections could give a vivid account that the whole process leading to the election was faulty and grossly abused.

“When patriots no longer stand the test of time to be unanimously voted based on services, but imposed on the people, there will be resistance.

“IWC  clearly witnessed, how hired thugs invaded the Ijaw house shortly after Women Affairs, Mrs Alali Danagogo, Organizing Secretary Amb. Sowari Maxwell Hart, Vice president 3 ,High Chief F.J Williams and Auditor General ,Taiwo Tamarau-emi Abisagbo and the Assistant Secretary, Hon. Samson Uroupa were declared returned unopposed.

“How can the hoodlums defile the heavy security network mounted and cart away ballot boxes containing votes of President, Vice President 1, Vice President 2, Secretary General, and Financial Secretary after putting off the light at the election venue?

“This is to show that some persons masterminded the act, and to throw the entire Ijaw aation into darkness for selfish reasons of those preferred and anointed, who were definitely losing.

“As mothers of the Ijaw nation, we implore on the necessary authorities, ‘CITRE’,  and others involved to make all corrections and give Ijaw nation credible leaders, to pilot the affairs of the Ijaw nation.

“Nigeria is in a state of crashing and we demand our apex body to be the strength and mouth piece of our self determination struggle.”