Southern Governors 12 Points Declaration: Sustain the Momentum, we are solidly behind you - Niger Delta Youth Leaders
Following the meeting held by South-South Governors in Delta State capital, Asaba recently, to profer solutions to the insecurity delimma all over the nation, leading to a 12 points agenda endorsed by the Governors, the Niger Delta Ethnic Nationalities Youth Leaders Council (NDENYC) have urged the 18 governors of the Southern States, to sustain the momentum generated at the Asaba meeting, now christened, "Asaba Declaration", endorsing the 12 - point resolutions reached at the end of the gathering of the governors which according to them broke the barrier of political party affiliations.
In a statement issued by the Niger Delta Youth Leaders recently, after a meeting held in Warri, Delta State, blamed what they described as the lackadaisical approach of Niger Delta political leaders in the past as it affects contending National issues for, " the embodiment of Northern political leaders, to have taken us for a ride all this while".
The statement which was signed by the President of the body, Mr. Terry Obieh and Captain Bassey Henshaw, Secretary, stressed that the entire Niger Delta Youths are solidly behind the 12 - point resolutions of the Southern Governors, stating that their position was sequel to extensive review of the outcome of the Asaba meeting, and averred that the necessary framework has already been set up by them to ensure full activation of the processes that would lead to the full implementation of the Asaba Accord.
Recall that key elements of the 12 - point Asaba Accord, include the ban on open grazing, demand for restructuring of the country, the need to address perceived lopsided appointments by the federal government and checking the incursions of terrorists from the Northern part of the country to the South.
The Youth Leaders were drawn from Urhobo Youth Council, Anioma Youth Council, Itsekiri National Youths Council, Isoko National Youth Association, Etsako Youth Assembly, Esan Youth Association, Bini Youth Coalition, Igbanke Youth Assembly, Edo Coalition Youth Association, Ijaw Youth Council, Ikwere Youth Assembly, Ndoni Youth Leaders’ Coalition, Ogoni Supreme Youth Assembly, Ikot Youth Assembly, Ikom Youth Association, Eket Youth Assembly, Oro Youth Association, Egedi Youth Movement, Oron Youth Association, Efiawad Youth Group, Efut Youth Assembly, Ibibio Youth Movement, Efik Youth Assembly, Owan Youth Coalition, Ekid Youth Assembly, Igede Youth Coalition, Annang Youth Assembly, Qua/Ejachim Youth Coalition, Bahuohno Youth Assembly, Boki Youth Movement, Bekwara Youth Assembly, Yala Youth Movement and Affiwad-Ekid Youth Movement.