By Ndu Samuel

Spokesman of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide, Amb. Binebai Yerin Princewill has appreciated leaders, delegates, supporters and his friends on his victory in the just concluded IYC national election.

Amb. Binebai Yerin Princewill issued the appreciation message to newsmen in Warri yesterday after returning from Central Zone.

In the appreciation message he personally signed, a copy of which was sent to The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide, Princewill had particularly noted that the appreciation message will be incomplete without mentioning names of people that massively supported him morally and financially.

“I want to specially appreciate Chief Promise Lawuru, the one and only Ozigizaga of the universe, my leader and elder brother, High Chief Kestin Pondi, MD Tantita Security Services, my mentor and leader, Rt. Hon. Julius Pondi, member representing Burutu Federal Constituency, House of Representatives, Barr. Pereotubo Roland Oweilaemi, former President of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide, Sir Godfrey Pondi, GM Tantita Security Services, leader Amb. Shedrack Agediga, CEO Velas Apartment and Lodge, My own Amb. John Dekawei, Mrs Caro Dokubo, popularly known as mama-aluta, Mr. Ejiro Bakumor, Hon. Boma Ekiyor, Hon. Frank Pukon, immediate past secretary, IYC Worldwide, Barr. Obiri Ebilade, immediate past legal adviser of council, Sir Victor Tonlagha, Dr. Julius Takeme, Hon. Anthony Ebitonmo Alapala, member representing Burutu North, Delta State House of Assembly, Mr. Clement Ebi. Comr. Doubra Wuruyai, Principal Secretary to the MD, Tantita Security Services.

“Others are Rt. Hon. Bob Collins Igetei, Speaker of Parliament IYC Worldwide, Dr. Doubra Collins Okotete, Chairman IYC Western Zone, Comr. Clever Inodu, Chairman IYC Central Zone, Sir Marbo, Chairman IYC Abuja Chapter, Comr. Tikima Arighan, Chairman Lagos Chapter, Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Irene Kaladapa, Prince Okenema, Clerk of the 5th Mobile Parliament of IYC Worldwide, Eastern Zone Clan Chairmen Forum led by my own Comr. Edward Asikitams, Comr. Ebolo Samuel and the entire Western Zone Clan Chairmen, Comr. Victor Isereke ,Comr. Olu Deremo, Comr. Williams Welemu Jnr, Comr. Yangaboy Erekedoumone, Comr. Reuben Selekowei Dubasuode, John Gbozimor, Desmond Binebai, Paul Binebai, Hon. Japhet, Kala-ere Jackson, Comr. Kekai Preye, Barr. Joshua Ebi, Prince Igbiriki, Amb. Arerebo Salaco Jnr, with the host of others too numerous to mention

“I am replete with barrels of gratitude to our dear and wonderful delegates that voted for me, this piece of appreciation wouldn’t have been complete without appreciating you people. I will forever be indebted to you all.

“I want to use this medium to commend my team members for working hard in ensuring my victory and I call it our victory because a single tree cannot make a forest. The sleepless nights, the social media campaigns, calls, concerns and what have you, you guys are the best. I also thank the Eleco members for conducting the most peaceful and free election in the history of council.

“It is my promise this day that I will join our one and only President of Council, Sir Jonathan Lokpobiri and other members of the 9th NEC to build a united Council that will speak in one voice against the multifaceted challenges bedeviling us as a people.

“I am aware that the expectations are high and as such, much is expected from the 9th NEC of Council and the assurance is that we will do all within our powers to negotiate a better deal for our people, never again shall the Ijaws be relegated to the lowest background, we shall rise and speak against all forms of injustice metted out on our people.

“In unity we shall stand as 9th NEC members. We will do that which we are elected to do”

“I want to at this juncture give the Lord Almighty all the glory for using men to facilitate my emergence as Spokesman of council.

“To my fellow contestants, I extend my hands of fellowship to you all, we are brothers and nothing can change that, it is ‘no victor no vanquish’. Amb. Binebai Yerin Princewill, Spokesman Ijaw Youth Council (IYC ) Worldwide.