At the summit, president of the Ijaw Youth Council World Wide (IYCWW), Comrade Udengs Eradiri said there was no time the Ijaw youths threatened to wage war against the North if President Jonathan is defeated in the 2015 presidential election but condemned attacks on the president.“As Niger-delta people, there was no time we said there would be war if the president does not win the election. We only condemned attacks on Mr President. A situation where his supporters are molested in the North should not be accepted in any condition. We will continue to condemn any attack within and inter parties.“Just as we are doing that, we are still saying northerners should stand firm and look at the achievements of the two major candidates. Therefore, we are saying that as young people, we need to change the minds of those they have been using violence.“We from the Niger-delta believe strongly in one Nigeria and that is why we are here to form an alliance with northern youth, especially in politics.”He canvassed the support of northern youth for President Goodluck Jonathan to complete his two terms and hand over power to the North in 2019.“The constitution allows for two terms in office. The northerners supported Mr. President during the first election and we are seeking their conscience to further support him in order to continue the work he has started”, he said.Responding, the president of the Northern Youth Council of Nigeria, Comrade Isah Abubakar, promised that it would resist attempts by any politician to involve the youths in election violence.“Today we are signing a peace pact between the South-South youth and northern youth so that we can all assure one another of the security of lives and property before, during and after the elections.”
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