The Chairman Ijaw Youth Council, Lagos chapter, Henry Oyobolo has disassociate himself from a meeting in Warrri, Delta State with a purported resolution to pass a vote of no confidence in the President of IYC, Peter Timothy Igbifa, over his alleged silence on issues surrounding the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
In a disclaimer issued to newsmen Wednesday, Oyobolo stated categorically that he never attended such meeting and was never part of such illegal resolutions, saying that the constitution establishing the IYC does not give the chapters and zonal chairmen, any authority to hold a meeting to decide the fate of the IYC President.
He noted further that the IYC President is a product of a congress and is always elected by delegates from all the zones of the Ijaw ethnic nationality and therefore cannot be removed in a kangaroo meeting of about five persons.
Oyobolo emphasized that as a chapter chairman who knows the workings of the IYC, he would not have lent himself as a tool to perpetuate such illegality and therefore it would be out of place for him to gather to issue such illegal resolutions.
On the issue of the NDDC, the chairman recalled that the current President of IYC spoke on many occasions calling for the dissolution of the Interim Management Committee and constitution of a substantive board for the NDDC, insisting that Comrade Igbifa has never been quiet on the issues of the NDDC.
He said that the persons who smuggled his name into their document, have shown their desperation to cause confusion in the IYC, which has been diligently pursuing the best interest for the Ijaw nation under the leadership of Igbifa.
He further said President should be allowed to implement his vision to move the Ijaw nation forward.
Oyobolo therefore appealed to members of the public to disregard the publication as no such meeting was held to pass vote of no confidence in Igbifa.