By Abiodun OBA
The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has warned that the Ijaws cannot continue sacrificing with almost no harvest.
The umbrella body of the Ijaw youths that made the declaration, warned against recent plot to replace Maj. Gen. Barry Ndiomu, an Ijaw indigene, with a retired Major General from the Urhobo ethnic nationality, as Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP).
According to a statement signed by its spokesman, Binebai Princewill, the group further warned that any attempt to change the status quo will cause chaos in the region.
The umbrella body of the Ijaw youths described the plot as a dangerous one, asking those behind such a plan to urgently retrace their steps, as the group will use every available means to resist it.
It noted that it will continue to push for a united Nigeria, a peaceful Niger Delta region and harmonious relationship with neighbouring tribes, adding that the amnesty programme is too critical and sensitive to the Niger Delta people to be used to compensate friends politically.
It said the body heard it from credible sources that some individuals close to President Bola Tinubu are hatching dangerous plots to install an Urhobo retired military general as the Coordinator of PAP to succeed Ndiomu.
The statement reads: “We know that President Bola Tinubu is a listening President; hence, he will not allow this impending doom to happen because it will surely be resisted by all means available to us as Ijaw people.”