Odahiekwu Ogunde, Yenagoa
The Electoral Committee of the Ijaw Youth Council 2020 has postponed the much-awaited IYC’s national elections from July 10 and 11, 2020 to July 17 and 18, 2020.
Spokesperson for IYC Electoral Committee, Alhaji Abubakar Amaigo-Brown, made the development known to journalists in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, on Wednesday.
He said the change in date was arrived at after an extensive deliberation was necessitated by some challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
He also said the electoral body acceded to complaints from several aspirants and stakeholders that the date be shifted to enable them to carry out their campaigns.
Amaigo-Brown said the committee held wide consultations with elders and other stakeholders of the Ijaw nation to ensure that all the aspirants were given a level-playing field.
He said that the committee had concluded plans to ensure the conduct of a credible election at Oporoza in Delta State to produce a leadership that would reflect the votes of the delegates.