The much anticipated Western Zone Election of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) is taking a shape as delegates, candidates for the various offices, observers, electoral officers as well as critical stakeholders of Ijaws in the Zone and beyond have just arrived Igbekebor in Apoi Clan, Ese-Ode Local Government Area of Ondo state to elect new leadership for the zone.
It would be recalled that the Western Zone IYC comprises Delta, Edo and Ondo states with a total of 24 clans drawn from the various states in the Zone.
A source who hinted our reporter noted that manifestos from the various candidates will commence later in the night while accreditation of delegates from the various clans will also take place after the manifestos as well as the election proper that had been envisaged to take place tomorrow morning.
However, The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide can report that the political atmosphere is tensed as candidates and delegates have been enmeshed in the process.
At this point, it is just a matter of time before anyone knows those that will emerge victorious.
The electoral umpire led by Comr. Graham is fully set to deliver a free, fair and credible election for the Ijaws of Western Zone.
This is a developing story, more details later, stay tuned for more updates.