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IYC warns those politicising Yar’Adua illness

By Emma Amanze
IJAW Youths Council (IYC), yesterday, advised self-seeking politicians not to politicise the medical condition of  President Umaru Yar’Adua, saying it will not augur well for the country.

The IYC in a press statement by its national president,  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 to  the antics, hence, “ Youths of Ijaw extraction gathered, weekend,  at  Patani local governmnet area of Delta state  to pray for the quick recovery  of the President  of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.

His words, “As Ijaw,  we pray for our President to recover soonest and return home to Nigeria to continue with his  programme for the country,including  addressing the vexatious issue of our Niger-Delta region that no other President had the courage to address.

“As Nigerians,  we  would  continue to pray for our president and the unity of country”, he added.

On the purported pressure on the Vice President to resign, he said,”I  think it’s unfounded and nothing  to worry about,  as we are operating  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 done”.
Dr Ekiyor , nevertheless, said, “We are not unaware of the antic of detractors who want to drag Mr. Vice President into a  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,  Mr President”.


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