The electoral committee of the Ijaw National Congress, INC, has rounded off screening exercise for aspirants vying for various positions in the forthcoming national executive election.
Speaking to newsmen in Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa State shortly after concluding the exercise at the INC and IYC national secretariat, chairman of the electoral umpire and Rivers State-born royal father, Professor Dagogo Fubara, said the processes leading to the election were proper.
The royal father noted that though they were done with the screening,the next phase of their job was to look into various petitions submitted to the committee,just as he reiterated that the election would be free,fair and credible,as according to him,it would be conducted electronically.
“We’re Ijaw people, we’re scattered across the states of the Niger Delta and beyond.They say we live in waterfronts, but God has a reason for depositing all the mineral resources used for the development of this country in our land”, the chairman said.
It would be recalled that the Conference of Ijaw Traditional Rulers and Elders,CITRE,the highest Pan Ijaw body had sometime early March inaugurated an electoral committee for the INC national election billed to take place between 29-30th of April, 2021, in Yenagoa.
Meanwhile, the trio of Ms PrimRose Oringeriya,Ms Peremo Isenah Opiah and Ms Choice,Olobo Jaimaca, aspirants for various positions in the election have commended the electoral body for standing by the truth.
They described the Fubara- led committee as trustworthy, noting that the entire screening exercise was transparent.
The trio who spoke with newsmen, shortly after their successful screening, promised a better deal for the Ijaw women if elected into offices.
“I’ve been working closely with the INC national secretariat for years now, I’ve what it takes to serve as the National Welfare Secretary of the INC”, Opiah said.
“I’ll focus on women Education,the Ijaw female child, the Ijaw women must be educated so that they can fend for themselves”, she added.
“I was part of the Kaiama declaration, I designed the IYC flag, and I’ve been part of all Ijaw struggles.I’ve the capacity to deliver as the national welfare Secretary if elected”, Oringeriya said.
“I’m from Bonny, Eastern zone of the INC, this was the first time the position of the national women affairs secretary would be added to the INC election, and I’m vying for this position, believing that with my experience, there would be better deal for the Ijaw women”, Jamaica said.