The group in a press statement jointly signed by its National Chairman, Amb. Comrade Binebai Yerin Princewill and National Public Relations Officer, Senior Comrade Peresine Watchman, which was made available to newsmen, expressed confidence in Prof. Okaba-led INC to unite Ijaw Nation and revive her culture and language which is fast going into extinction if nothing is done.
The statement reads in part, “Prof. Benjamin Ogele Okaba has been in the forefront of the Ijaw struggle for decades, and he is deep-rooted in the Ijaw history, culture, language and indeed the challenges bedeviling our people.
“We are very delighted to hear from Prof. Okaba’s inaugural speech that he had already proposed to the INC National Executive Council to institute the appropriate statutory committee of congress to prepare a bill for the establishment of Ijaw Language and Culture Academy, and we commend him for this laudable initiative that will revamp our Ijaw culture and revive Ijaw language that has already gone into extinction.
“We therefore declare DICC’s unflinching support for Prof. Okaba-led INC and pledge our total loyalty and commitment to partner with him and his team, to rebuild Ijaw nation of our dream, where generations after us will be proud of.”
DICC also commended the miracle Governor of Bayelsa State, His Excellency Senator Douye Diri for allowing free, fair and peaceful elections to take place, thereby reviving the lost glory of INC.