Brass—His Royal Highness, Samuel Sambo, Amadabo of Sambo-Ama in Twon Brass Kingdom, Bayelsa State, has congratulated the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) for the successful conduct of elections for its 9th National Executive Council.
The monarch who made this known in a statement on Sunday, stated that despite the odds Ijaw youths were able to organize credible, transparent and peaceful elections.
He commended members of the electoral committee, Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State, IYC stakeholders, security agencies and the media for playing pivotal roles before, during and after the hitch-free elections.
The paramount ruler who equally congratulated Comrade Jonathan Lokpobiri for emerging winner of the election, also urged him to exhibit sportsmanship and carry every Ijaw youth along, including rivals, in the scheme of things.
“As the foremost youth body in Ijaw Nation, which is Nigeria’s 4th largest ethnicity, IYC needs to remain united and focused on echoing the challenges, hopes and aspirations of our people.
“Lokpobiri and his executives have been given a rare opportunity to perform excellently and put their names on the sands of time. They should therefore undertake their duties with humility, integrity and the fear of God.
“The new IYC should discourage cultism, hooliganism and inexpedient protests that will not be fruitful to the majority of our people, and become more strategic in making its demands,” he said.
The philanthropic monarch further urged the IYC to encourage and support Ijaw youths to pursue education with reckless abandon.
Sambo added that “our young ones should continuously be sensitized to know the role of education in engendering peace and development.”