Former President Goodluck Jonathan, Gov. Seriake Dickson and other notable Ijaw leaders are to attend a stakeholders workshop in Yenagoa on May 22, ahead of the upcoming Nov. 16 Gubernatorial election in Bayelsa.
The Ijaw Professionals Association (IPA) on Tuesday in Lagos on Tuesday urged all stakeholders to close ranks ahead of the elections.
The theme for the workshop is “NO VIOLENCE, NO LOST LIVES’’.
The body said that there was the need for the collaborating groups to work towards achieving a consensus, in ensuring no life was lost in the run up to and throughout the November governorship election.
“We unequivocally condemn the criminal conduct of some people during the last general elections in Bayelsa and other states in the Niger Delta and call on all stakeholders to condemn violence,’’ IPA said in a statement by its President, Mr Elaye Otrofanowei.
Others partnering with the IPA are: Ijaw Nations Forum (INF), Ijaw Women Connect (IWC) and Embasara Foundation…