IYC: Stakeholders Raise Alarm, Allege Faulty Elections in Olodiama

Ijaw Youth Council | Daily Report

Some leaders and stakeholders of the Ijaw Youth Council in Olodiama Clan, Western Zone, have raised an alarm over an alleged faulty process in the election of executives for the clans.

In a press statement signed by Andrew Igire and Chief Donben Donyegha on Thursday, the stakeholders described the election conducted by Clan Electoral Committee (CLECO) as that of a certain political party.

According to them, one “Emomotimi Egbor led the CLECO with some other persons to conduct political party election at Inikorogha community,” adding that “IYC Olodiama Clan Election did not hold today.

“Any election that Emomotimi Egbor championed at Inikorogha community is a political election, because the community was among the three other communities that the CLECO chairman and his team refused to hold the election.

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“The leadership of Olodiama Clan IYC is using this medium to draw the attention of the Western Zone IYC, IYC worldwide that the aforementioned election is not that of the IYC Olodiama Clan.

“According to the guidelines of the CLECO, it is started that every election should be conducted at the Clan headquarter, but Emomotimi said election can’t be conducted at Ikoro, which is the headquarters of Olodiama Clan.

“Emomotimi said Gelegele and inikorogha community,is out of venue , That the Eleco will only chose Iboro or Ekenwan community to conduct the election as a neutral ground,But because Emomotimi is been bought over with some huge amount of money.

“He decided to take side with some persons to go and conduct political meeting in the name of IYC. We want to us this medium to inform the general public that no IYC election in Olodiama Clan yet.

“The leadership decided not to conduct any election in the riverine area for now, because of the tight security situation in the country.

“Even in the security situation at Inikorogha community, Emomotimi still found joy in causing more security threats in Olodiama Clan by going to conduct a politicall election at Inikorogha.

“The general public should disgard any form information that has to do with the Olodiama Clan IYC election because there is no election yet in Olodiama Clan. The leadership has not yet resolved lingering issues.


Hon. Senior Comrade


On Behalf Of Olodiama Clan IYC Leaders/Stakeholders

Chairman Ijaw Youths council (IYC) Western zone

National President, Ijaw Youths council (IYC) Worldwide

National Spokesman Ijaw Youths council (IYC) Worldwide

National Treasurer Ijaw Youths council (IYC) Worldwide

Speaker of the Mobile Parliament, Ijaw Youths council(IYC) Worldwide

Election conducted in Olodiama – CLECO

Meanwhile, Chairman of the Clan Electoral Committee, Bob Joe Egbor has explained that the body conducted election at Olodiama Clan.

In a telephone conversation with our correspondent, Bob described the allegation as “ridiculous and the  handiwork of mischief makers who are out to sabotage the painstaking efforts of CLECO towards ensuring a smooth transmission process for Clan structures of Council in the zone.”

He further noted that because the body upholds transparency as a priority, “video evidence of how the election was conducted in Olodiama upon an agreement among leaders and stakeholders of the clan will be put forward by CLECO.”

“We challenge anybody to prove their allegations against CLECO,” Bob added.

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