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Alamieyeseigha dismisses fears of break- up

Posted by By FEMI FOLARANMI, Yenagoa on 2005/01/28 | Views: 220 |

Alamieyeseigha dismisses fears of break- up


Governor Diepreye Alamieyeseigha has allayed fears that certain developments in Nigeria are a prelude to her disintegration. Rather, according to him the journey to nationhood is on course.

Governor Diepreye Alamieyeseigha has allayed fears that certain developments in Nigeria are a prelude to her disintegration. Rather, according to him the journey to nationhood is on course.

Alamieyeseigha who stated this while addressing a cross section of Ijaws in Yenagoa during the re-scheduled Ijaw National Congress, (INC), election urged people to ignore the doomsayers all over town who take delight to proclaim that the end of the road for Nigeria is rear.
He called on the Ijaws to seize the opportunity of the proposed national dialogue to articulate the ideas that would liberate the people from long years of oppression.

" Our country Nigeria is urgently in search of stability, democracy, equity, and an acceptable framework that will guarantee the protection of all against the predatory tendencies of a few.
"The presentation of the debate is in the name and colour of national dialogue or sovereign national conference. Whatever name anyone chooses to call it, my charge to the Izon people as embodied under the Ijaw National Congress, INC, and the Ijaw Youth Congress, IYC, is that we send able representatives that must stubbornly defend the Izon position and at all times" Alamieyeseigha added.
He reiterated the call for true federalism, adding that it is only through the pursuit of those principles that democracy can thrive.

"Our agenda for any discourse in the months and years ahead must remain loyal to the fundamental principles of true federalism, self determination, as well as resource control and ownership.
"These principles in my opinion are the best guarantors of democracy, good governance and peaceful co-existence. I urge all Izons and non Izons alike to vigourously pursue the attainment of these objectives," he said.

He argued against boycott of any conference of delegates gathered to discuss the good of Nigeria, stressing that "Ijaws must not surrender our country Nigeria to those who have not any real stake in its being."

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Fay(Katy, Texas, US)says...

Actually translates to bravehearted.