By Our Correspondent
Itsekiri Leaders of Thought, ILoT, has congratulated Professor Benjamin Okaba and other selected with him as the new leadership of the Ijaw National Congress, INC.
A statement signed by the Chairman of ILoT, Chief Edward Ekpoko and the Secretary, Sir Sunny Mene reads: “We, on behalf of the Itsekiri Leaders of Thought (ILoT) wish to felicitate with you and your entire executives on your election as President and members of the Ijaw National Congress.”
“The Itsekiri Leaders of Thought is a socio-politicalorganization of the Itsekiri ethnic nationality formed since 1974 as the mouth-piece of the Itsekiri people world-wide.”
“The relationship between the ILoT and INC has been long, cordial and enduring starting with the era of the erudite Prof. Kimse Okoko as President and subsequent executives.”
“Prof, your antecedent as pioneer Chairman of Society for Peace Studies and Practice (SPSP) and one of the few who provided intellectual platform for power-shift in Delta in 2007, gladdens our heart on your emergence as President of the Ijaw National Congress.
“We look forward to a more robust relationship not only between the Ijaw and Itsekiri, but other ethnic nationalities in the Niger Delta nay Nigeria.”