Ijaw youth President, Udengs Eradiri congratulates General Muhammadu Buhari


The President of the Ijaw Youth Council, Mr. has
congratulated Gen Buhari on his victory at the presidential polls. In a
statement released on behalf of all the youths in Ijaw land yesterday
April 1st, Mr Eradiri said the Niger Delta had their own Knife and Yam
and have cut it the way they wanted.

He said while the northerners went
all out to vote, in some cases using their personal finances to
transport themselves to cast their votes, the Southerners waited for
people to pay them first before they go out to collect their PVCs and
vote. He said they should not complain as “we are the architects of our
own problems”.

want to use this opportunity to congratulate Gen. Buhari who has emerged
the winner of the presidential election. And so as IYC, when we had our
own as
President, the Igbo, the Yoruba, the Hausa were loyal to him. We will be
loyal to the President-elect, Gen. Buhari, who from May 29, 2015 would
become the President of the Federal Republic of . We will accept
it (the results of the
election). We had our own knife and yam; we were not able to cut it the
way we wanted. We have no other person to blame. It is in this part of
the country that people ask for money to go and vote. However, the
northerners were paying for their own transportation to go and exercise
their rights and to go and pick their PVCs. Our people were expecting
that they
would be paid to collect PVCs and the results reflected so. We have no
other choice; we are the architect of our own problem. So, we should be
able to live with it. If you go and protest, you are on your
own. If you go and destroy anything, you are on your own. I, as the
leader of youths in this region, have reached out to other ethnic
nationalities to canvass support. Maybe, we started late. Maybe the
attention was not given that should have started with the political
class. History has already recorded it. So,
the best we can do is to key into his (Buhari’s) administration, just as
the Yoruba and Hausa key into the administration. It is time for us to
also key into the administration. So, I called on our people to steer
clear of all those political manipulations.”he said

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