By Binebai Princewill
Apex youth body in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, SILGA of Bayelsa State has intimated members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and those at the All Progressives Congress, APC to choose their governorship candidates from among sons of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state that are vying for the governorship position.
The youth group warned that any political party that refuses to abide by choosing any of the Southern Ijaw sons as their flagbearer should forget about Southern Ijaw votes in the forthcoming governorship election as it would mobilize fully against such party.
President general of the Southern Ijaw Federated Youth Council, SIFYC, Comr. Sogo Oyeinbrakemi Lovely gave the warning earlier today via a statement issued to newsmen in Yenagoa, a copy of which was sent to The Liberator Newspaper.
Sogo noted that the body under his leadership is keenly watching every moves by the political parties in the state, particularly the leading ones, stressing that it is now the turn of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area to produce the next governor of the state.
Speaking on the economic viability of Southern Ijaw, the federated youth president had asserted that SILGA is the economic lifewire of the state, without which Bayelsa State will be near nothing economically.
The youth leader had decried the unfair political treatment given to Southern Ijaw Local Government Area over the years, vowing that it will no longer accept any move that will undermine the collective interest of the people of SILGA which is to produce the next governor of the state.
President lovely had also noted that Southern Ijaw in Bayelsa State has the highest number of votes and has contributed a lot towards the political stability of the state, adding that it is only proper and meaningful for Bayelsans to give way for Southern Ijaw son to be the next governor of the state.
According to him, the level of underdevelopment meted out on SILGA is unprecedented and calls for urgent attention from all relevant stakeholders.