Newly Inaugurated Speaker of the 5th Mobile Parliament of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide, Rt. Hon Bob Collins Igetei have appreciated all Ijaw sons and daughters that stood by him during the parliament election as Speaker at Okochiri Kingdom in Okrika Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Rt. Hon. Bob Collins who was a former deputy speaker of the 4th Mobile Parliament of Council issued the appreciation message via a statement he personally signed, a copy of which was sent to The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide yesterday.
Bob Collins had while thanking the Lord Almighty for his victory asserted that he is hugely indebted to the entire Ijaw nation, promising that the IYC 5th Mobile Parliament under his watch will work closely with the National Executive of Council and other organs of the IYC in negotiating a better deal for the Ijaws in the Nigerian state.
In particular, the new speaker of parliament appreciated Dcn Peter Timothy Igbifa, president Ijaw Youth Council and his entire National Executive Council for the free, fair and credible process culminating to his emergence as Speaker.
However, Speaker Igetei had appreciated His Royal Majesty, King Ateke Tom, the Amayanabo of Okochiri Kingdom, Okrika Local Government Area of Rivers State for the peace and security enjoyed and his fatherly blessings during the parliament inauguration, adding that the Ijaw nation will continue to be proud of him.
Speaking further, Bob Collins said his appreciation message will be incomplete if he fails to thank Rt. Hon. Digimie Eldred Pogonyo, immediate past speaker of IYC 4th mobile Parliament whom he worked with as a deputy Speaker, maintaining that the bond between them will continue to exist forever.
Others on the appreciation list include, all Zonal chairmen of Council and their executives, chapters and their leaderships, Senators of the 4th mobile parliament, Senators of the 5th mobile Parliament, the entire Ijaw youths, Barr. Pereotubo Roland Oweilaemi, former president of Council, Comr. Oweikeye Path Endoro, Comr.Freedom Atigbi, Comr. Opuada Emmanuel, Barr. Sunny Ogori, Comr. Henry Tobin (my campaign DG), Comr. Ashakah Orobosa, Hon. Johnbull Cleopas, Comr. Amiebi Turner, Comr. Happy Oyemechi ( Okosisi), Comr. Sokari Goodboy as well as others too numerous to mention.
Meanwhile, to all those that contested for the various positions in council, Igetei had said there is no winner nor loser as everyone is a winner, stressing that the quest in making Ijaw nation and Niger Delta great is a task for everyone to make their impute, noting that he will operate an open door policy like his predecessor.
Nevertheless, Igetei had charged Ijaw youths to be ready for uncommon leadership via the 5th Mobile Parliament of Council.