Thu. Oct 29th, 2020

IYC: Western Zone Ijaw Leaders Of Thought Writes Open Letter To President Igbifa 

Questions his appointments 

By Binebai Princewill

Youths under the aegis of Ijaw Leaders of Thought, Western Zone have written an open letter to the 8th national president of IYC Worldwide on happenings around his new government. 

The group had in the said open letter made available to newsmen in Warri on Thursday, a copy of which was sent to The Liberator Newspaper questioned the recent appointments made by the President, describing the appointments as unnecessary and uncalled for. 

The the letter in full below:

OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF IJAW YOUTH COUNCIL(IYC): CALLING ON HIM TO RENDER UNRESERVED APOLOGY TO IJAW YOUTHS AND HIS EXECUTIVE MEMBERS FOR BETRAYING THE MANDATE GIVEN TO HIM BY IJAW YOUTHS AT OPOROZA AND POOR  LEADERSHIP STYLE 

We have watched with great displeasure over the current happenings in council, where mr President of council have turned himself as emporia and sole administrator of Council thereby running the  Council as if it’s your sole estate business. 

It’s disheartening for mr President of council to be going about appointing unnecessary, functionless, double standard and uncalled for appointments when  there are more  fundamental and pressing issues waiting  to be addressed in the  Niger Delta region. If  we  may  ask  Mr President, What is the position  of  the  Council  in  the  ongoing  constitutional review  that is about  to  start  in  the  country? What is  the  result  of Mr  President’s ” Fact finding Mission to  NDDC” on the various corruption allegations  levelled against the board ? If  you don’t know, Ijaw people are  already  disappointed at your leadership.

You  are  making indiscriminate appointments, thereby delegating the constitutional functions and duties of the  National Executive Council(NEC) members to innocent Ijaw youths in a way of appointments .

Imagine where there’s a functional Constitutionally elected executive Legal Advicer in person of Ebilade Obiri Esq, Secretary General Comr. Frank Pukon and Woman Leader Comr. Tina Tobusi. 

Mr President, you  went as far of abusing their offices by appointing a Legal Advicer of IYC from Central Zone to take over the position of the Constitutional elected Legal Advicer from Western Zone, again appointed a Chief of staff to IYC Secretariat (IJAW House) to do the work of Secretary General of Council, you  have also  undermine  the Constitutional powers and  functions of  the National  Deputy  President of  Council, you  also again appointed a woman adviser of IYC from Lagos chapter, thereby taking the functional powers of the constitutionally elected women leaders office from Western Zone which is unacceptable and should be discarded immediately. 

 

The way and manner you go alone attending meetings and with cooperate organizations without the knowledge of other executive members in council is a demonstration of bad leadership and greed at all display.

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This have further shown the level of dishonesty and clueless way and manner Mr. President discharges his duties as president of Council.

Mr President, you  should be reminded that, Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) have a working document and which is the Constitution and should hold sway to. 

CONCLUSIVELY.

Through this letter we are callling on Mr. President, as a matter of urgency write an unreserved apology letter to Ijaw Youths and his executive members for  betraying the mandate given to him at Oporoza. Mr  President, it will do you more  good  not  to intimidate or fight  any of  the  National officers from  Western Zone.

Yours in the struggles,

Sign:

Comr. Augustine Ebi Okporu

Chairman,

Ijaw Youth Leaders of Thought Western Zone.

Comr Peter Atimah – Secretary  

Comr. Franklin Magada- former  IYC National Financial Secretary 

Comr Jackson Agbor- Spokesman 

Awipi Lawson – Western Zone  Information Officer 

Comr. Larry Kito

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