Ijaw National Leader, Chief Dr. Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, OFR, CON, BOT Chairman Ijaw National Congress (INC) has written to formally congratulate Prof. Benjamin Ogele Okaba, president elect Ijaw National Congress and other members of the executive on their victory.
The National leader issued the congratulatory message to newsmen in Abuja recently via a statement he personally signed and made available to The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide.
Dr. E.K Clark had particularly charged Okaba and his cabinet members elect to swing into action after inauguration by addressing the many issues bedeviling the Ijaw nation in the Nigerian state.
The statement reads in full below:
CONGRATULATIONS, PROFESSOR BENJAMIN OGELE OKABA AND THE NEW NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE IJAW NATIONAL CONGRESS
In my position as Life Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Ijaw National Congress (INC), l hereby formally congratulate the newly elected President of the INC, Professor Benjamin Ogele Okaba following his successful emergence in the election conducted on Saturday, 30th April, 2021. I also felicitate with the rest of the newly elected members of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of this our important organization.
I particularly appreciate the spirit of brotherhood and sportsmanship which prevailed during the electoral process. The election results should therefore be taken in the spirit of “no winner,no vanquished” and should bring us all closer to one another.
As you prepare to take office, direct your mind on how to reposition our national organization to provide a rallying point for the Ijaws both at home and in diaspora . The INC must also now play the roles expected of it amongst similar sociocultural groups in Nigeria.
I also congratulate the Electoral Committee (ELECO) headed by HRH Professor Dagogo MJ Fubara for the thoughtful innovation of introducing Electronic Voting. This has enabled Ijaws scattered across the country and those abroad to participate in this important exercise. You have therefore set a record in the country, including for electoral authorities at national and state levels to copy. We the Ijaws, can do more of this in other fields.
Once more, ongratulations. I look forward to your inauguration and wish you all the best.
Chief Dr EK Clark, OFR, CONChairman, BOTIjaw National Congress