The call was contained in a statement issued by the Publicity Secretary of the body, Engr. Ezonebi Oyakemeagbegha, against the backdrop of the failure of some Ijaw politicians to speak out in defence of the Ijaw position during a recent meeting of the Delta State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus.
The spokesman stated that all Ijaw sons and daughters, especially politicians, were under a duty to defend the Ijaw collective position on the 2023 Governorship election, which was reached on May 22, 2021, at the BB Hotels in Warri, presided over by our eminent leader Alaowei Broderick Bozimo.
The INC cautioned that appropriate sanctions might be meted for Ijaw sons and daughters working against the collective interest of the Ijaw nation in the state.
The Spokesman reaffirmed the collective position of the Ijaw people to produce the next Governor of Delta State in 2023,and call on other ethnic nationalities in the State to support the Ijaw position in the spirit of equity and fairness as Ijaws have demonstrated unalloyed support and commitment to other candidates and the party over the years.