The attention of the national executive council of the
Ijaw Youth Council World Wide (IYC) led by its
President, Eric Omare has been drawn to a newspaper
publication on the Vanguard newspaper of 11th of April,
2017, page 13; that the Ijaw Youth Council has elected a
new executive council in Okrika and that the Inspector
General of Police was petitioned to the effect that the
Unity convention in Okrika was a gathering
of the members of the Niger Delta Avengers.
It must be noted that the
immediate past president of the Ijaw Youth Council,
Udengs Eradiri concluded the 7th National Convention
of the Council on the 1st to 3rd of March 2017 in
Burutu, Delta State where a legitimate exco’s was
duly voted for by thousands of Ijaw Youths and
Delegates. The outcome of that election is the Barr.
Eric Omare led executive council which took over
power from Engr. Comrade Udengs Eradiri.
We irrevocably dismiss reports on the newspaper that
the Inspector General of Police was petitioned to
the effect that the Unity convention in Okrika was a
gathering of the members of the Niger Delta
Avengers. Those that gathered at Okrika only wants
to weep up sympathy from the general public and
incite Ijaw against the IYC President, Eric Omare.
We call on the Federal Government, State Government,
Inspector General of Police and the general public
to disregard those illegal persons, masqueraders and
impostors whose agenda is inimical to the good
people of Niger Delta Region.
In conclusion, the Eric Omare led IYC executive
shall adopt a non-violent approach to issues as the
matter is pending before a court of competent
jurisdiction in Bayelsa State High Court and until
stated otherwise, Barr. Eric Omare remains the
authentic 7th National President of the Ijaw Youth
Signed for the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) worldwide: