Ijaw Congress sacks its president

Ijaw Congress sacks its president

Friday, November 13, 2015 11:22 pm

Boma Obuoforibo: Impeached and sacked

Boma Obuoforibo: Impeached and sacked

The National Representative Council, (NRC) of the Ijaw National Congress, (INC) has sacked Barrister Boma Obuoforibo, as president and begun the move to search for a successor.

Obuoforibo was found guilty  by a 7-man panel  for “gross misconduct” and other offences.

Subsequently, the NRC on November 10, 2015 at  its meeting headed by Professor Francis Sikoki in Port Harcourt, Rivers state  capital at the headquarters of INC ratified the investigative Panel’s, 10-point recommendation and subsequently impeached Barrister Obuoforibo in line with Articles 25 (b) (iii) and 25 (b) (v) of the 2009 INC constitutio. Engineer Ebieridei Charles Ambaiowei has meanwhile been appointed  as the Acting President.

Pastor Victor Burubo, public relations officer of the group  said the search for new President had begun and must be concluded within the time frame of 60 days.

According to the PRO, “the next President must come from the Eastern zone of the Ijaw speaking region. He must be somebody who has interest in the INC struggle and must not be greedy for self-gains. In other words, he must have self-integrity.”

On the forthcoming governorship election in Bayelsa state, the INC spokesman urged politicians and the candidates in particular to prevail on their supporters to conduct themselves peacefully before, during and after the election.

of the Ijaw national Congress, until the election of substantive President within the next 60 days.

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