By Binebai Princewill
Former President of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), Barr. Pereotubo Oweilaemi has blamed the endless woes bedeviling the Ijaw nation over the years as being aarchitects of their own multifaceted problems rocking them in the Nigerian State. The Liberator Newspapers can report.
Barr. Oweilaemi made the shocking revelation earlier today via a statement posted on his verified Facebook timeline.
The former IYC President had particularly distanced himself from being a proponent of Buhari and others as being responsible for the backwardness of Ijaw nation, adding that the Ijaws are very powerful and can go to any length when it comes to fighting themselves.
Oweilaemi reiterated that until such selfish and retrogressive tendencies are jettisoned by the Ijaws, otherwise the ethnic nationality will continue to be backward.
He stated that the only remedy for a better and stronger Ijaw nation is unity, stressing that if the Ijaws are truly united, there is nothing they can’t achieve in Nigeria and the world at large.
The revered Niger Delta Youth leader had charged the Ijaw people to emulate the lifestyle of other ethnic groups in Nigeria, emphasising that it is only the Ijaws that will be fighting themselves in the public.
Barr. Pereotubo stated that the future of Ijaw nation will continue to be bleek and grim if the people fails to amend their ways by building on unity among themselves, stressing that President Muhammadu Buhari, nor every other person can ever take the Ijaw people serious with their raging divisive tendencies.
He regretted that while other ethnic groups are chasing their collective interests in the Nigerian State, the Ijaws are busy fighting themselves over peanuts and personal matters that are not contributing to the general wellbeing of the Ijaw nation.
In his words: “As Ijaws, We Are Our Own Problem And Not President Buhari
“How can we be this divided as a people in every fronts and expect President Buhari or the system to take us serious? We better purge ourselves of hate, blackmail, deceit, sycophancy, informants to secret agents , and worrisomely disunity and the pull him down syndrome .
“How do you expect Buhari to take you serious when you place your personal political affiliations above our collective cultural affinity and development?
“Ijaws are fighting each other wherever they find themselves in as much as they are not in the same political association. Unlike other regions that places their well-being and coexistence above their individual political parties and self aggrandizement. Emulate others before it is too late.
“I tell you for free, if the ijaw race is truly and or genuinely united , no leader born of a woman that will not reference us as a people in building an egalitarian society. “