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IYC parliament says president, spokesman not sacked


Yenagoa  –   The parliamentary arm of the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) has dispelled rumours that the body suspended its president and spokesman, Udengs Eradiri and Eric Omare, respectively.

The Speaker of the parliament, Mr Mkpon Ijonama, told newsmen in Yenagoa on Saturday that the body passed a vote of confidence on the two executive members.

He described the purported suspension of the two executives as “ laughable, unthinkable and of no effect.’’

Ijonama said, “The purported suspension of Udengs Eradiri and Eric Omare by the National Secretary, Legal Adviser and others is out of order.

“Before the purported suspension, none of the officials was found guilty of any offence.

“We have not received letters from the National Executive Council. We have since found out that the purported suspension was not in order and therefore, it is null and void and of no effect.’’

Ijonama explained that moves by some members of the executives to unseat the president and spokesman did not follow the procedures spelt out in the body’s constitution.

“Therefore, Udengs Eradiri and Eric Omare remain the president and the spokesman respectively. We hereby inform those behind the charade to stop this forthwith, ” he said.

He said the parliament had summoned all the parties to a crisis resolution forum with a view to resolving contentious issues. (NAN)

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