By Emma Amanze
IJAW Youths Council (IYC), yesterday, advised self-seeking politicians not to politicise the medical condition ofÂ President Umaru Yarâ€™Adua, saying it will not augur well for the country.
The IYC in a press statement by its national president,Â Dr. Chris Ekiyor said such politicians have put their personal interest above the national interest by fanning embers of conflict.
He however, said the youths would not fall toÂ the antics, hence, â€œ Youths of Ijaw extraction gathered, weekend,Â atÂ Patani local governmnet area of Delta stateÂ to pray for the quick recoveryÂ of the PresidentÂ of the Federal Republic of Nigeriaâ€.
His words, â€œAs Ijaw,Â we pray for our President to recover soonest and return home to Nigeria to continue with hisÂ programme for the country,includingÂ addressing the vexatious issue of our Niger-Delta region that no other President had the courage to address.
â€œAs Nigerians,Â weÂ wouldÂ continue to pray for our president and the unity of countryâ€, he added.
On the purported pressure on the Vice President to resign, he said,â€IÂ think itâ€™s unfounded and nothingÂ to worry about,Â as we are operatingÂ a constitutional system that allow for the rule of law. Nigerians should be more concerned with the health and quick recovery of Mr President.
We also encourage the vice president to be up and doing in support of his boss as has he has always doneâ€.
Dr Ekiyor , nevertheless, said, â€œWe are not unaware of the antic of detractors who want to drag Mr. Vice President into aÂ public debate, we will continue to give unflincthing support for him to continue to carry out his constitutional functionand no amount of blackmail will subdue our spirit of solidarity with him and by extension,Â Mr Presidentâ€.