Monday, 12 February 2018

2019: Ijaw youths reveal condition for alliance with North

The Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, has said it would agree to form a political alliance with the North if northerners would be ready to present a candidate that would support restructuring.

IYC factional President, Mr. Eric Omare, told Punch Newspaper that the person that would be presented as Presidential candidate from the North on any political platform must know that the Federal Government would only be in control of national security, currencies and other few areas, while other powers would be devolved to the states.

“The condition must be on the basis that whoever the alliance will support must be somebody that will be willing to address the common interest of Nigeria. For today, the key issue is that of restructuring of the country.


“The person must be ready to devolve power to the regions so that the regions and our local government areas will be developed. The Federal Government will only handle issues of core national interest such as currencies, defence and national security.

“Other issues should be left for the states to handle. We will have an alliance with only those that will support the development of Nigeria with these conditions,” Omare added.

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