By Mainnews reporters
The Ijaw born Niger Delta musical legend, Chief Barrister S. Smooth has called on Ijaw people to look beyond the clamour for party candidate in the 2019 elections, urged Niger Delta leaders, specifically Ijaw people to think ahead of 2023. Ijaw governorship interest, adding that Ijaw governorship candidate is possible if candidates of the APC emerge victorious in the general elections.
The call was made in Abuja during an emergency meeting held with some Ijaw political Stakeholders from Delta State particularly to deliberate the way forward for a peaceful, free and fair general elections.
Barrister Smooth noted that Ijaws stands a better position of producing a governor after 2023 should the All progressive Congress candidate, emerges victorious in the 2019 general elections.
Smooth who expressed confidence that APC winning the elections at all level urged all political interest groups, candidate and party chieftains to make friends with others and accommodate Ijaws other parties with discrimination she said “Divisive and bitter politics will not move the Ijaw nation to the desired Pinacle of development”.
He further said that he will be glad of the 2023 governorship goes to Ijaw people, adding that Ijaws have been supporting other ethnic groups even in different parties to ensure a fair and balanced leadership structure in Delta State.
Smooth said “The time has come to pursue things that will take Ijaw nation to the next level of social economic growth, he encouraged Ijaws to be part of the popular interests to achieve lasting benefits for the general interest of Ijaws and Niger Deltan’s
He also assured Ijaws and entire Niger Delta people that he is still much more commited to Ijaw struggle for liberation from economic, political and social marginalisation, adding that he is will continue to do better in the Musical industry rather than singing praises for the hyping of few individuals.