INC Elections: 450 delegates to elect new executives, on Saturday
Yenagoa, June 27, 2919 Some 450 delegates nominated from all Ijaw clans and chapters across the country as well as in the Diaspora will on Saturday converge at the Ijaw House in Yenagoa to elect new executives of Ijaw National Congress (INC).
INC is the apex Ijaw ethnic socio-political group.
Addressing newsmen in Yenagoa on Thursday on the preparation for the elections, the Chairman of INC Electoral Committee, Rear Adimral W. G. Yanga (rtd), said all was set for the elections.
Yanga said that 31 candidates were jostling for various positions in the elections scheduled to hold on Saturday.
“At this instant, every material and personnel for the election have been put in place and are ready to prosecute the election to a successful conclusion.“
He said that sensitive and non-sensitive materials were already prepared, waiting for the D-Day.
“The election is for delegates only and the list of delegates, as composed by the various clans, chapters and Diaspora that make up the INC has been handed over to us by the steering committee.
“So, non-delegates are not expected at the venue of accreditation and the election, respectively.
“Before the voting proper, candidates for key positions like the president, vice president, secretary and publicity secretary will present manifestos.
“We are not aware of some complainants that some of the candidates attended some of our activities, we hereby restate categorically that all our activities have so far been executed as per plan except where expediency dictated an adjustment,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that INC leadership has been vacant for sometime now.