2019: Ijaw APC leaders endorse Buhari for second term, sheathe swords
IJAW leaders and chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State have resolved their political differences and endorsed President Mohammadu Buhari for a second term.
The APC stalwarts said they have, therefore, united and determined to promote the collective interests of Ijaw people ahead of the 2019 general elections.
These resolutions were reaffirmed at the Ugborikoko residence of the Delta Ijaw APC leader, Hon. George Timinimi, at an enlarged meeting attended by virtually all the Ijaw leaders and members of APC from Warri South West, Patani, Bomadi, Burutu, Warri North and Warri South local governments areas.
A communiqué stating the resolutions was issued and signed by Hon. George Timinimi, APC Ijaw Leader, Sir, Theodore Ezonfade, Denbo Dembofa Oweikpodor, Engr. Ebikabowei Victor, Alphonsus Feh, Chief Micheal Johnny, Comrade Collins Eselemo, APC Ijaw LGA chairmen and 53 others.
Stating their unalloyed support for the president, the chieftains said the monumental achievements of the president informed their endorsement.
“That the Ijaws of APC in Delta State pledge their total and unalloyed support for the second term bid of President Muhammadu Buhari GCON, GCFR in the forthcoming 2019 Presidential Election due to his administration’s monumental achievements in infrastructural development, economic stability, people-oriented programmes for the vast majority of the less-privileged and the giant strides achieved in his anti-corruption crusade.
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“The Ijaws of the APC in Delta State have affirmed that, henceforth, Hon. George U. Timinimi is the leader of the Ijaws of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Delta State.
“This is premised on our collective desire to be focused as a people with coordinated leadership to deliver the dividends of democracy to our area.
“That the Ijaws of APC in Delta State hereby affirm that His Excellency, Chief Timipre Silva, Senator Barr. Heineken Lokpobiri, Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development and Dr Dakuku Peterside, Director General of NIMASA are the leaders of the APC in the entire Ijaw Land,” the communique read in part.
The APC leaders, therefore, pledged their support and loyalty to Silva, Lokpobiri and Peterside as well as partner with them to liberate the entire Ijaw nation from the shackles of the opposition.