By Ebimo Amungo
Preparations are being concluded for the election of a new Executive Team to run the affairs the Ijaw National Congress in North America. The elections are due to hold on Saturday 7th May 2022.
The Ijaw National Congress is the premiere socio-cultural organization of the Ijaw Ethnic Nationality in South-South region Nigeria.
Leading the election planning committee is Bishop Samson Amajene.
While elections will be held to fill various positions on the executive committee, it is the election of a new chairman to lead the congress in North America for the next four years that has elicited the most interest.
Among those vying for the position of Chairman of the organization are Mr. Kenneth Anga and Mr. Sterling Ellis.
Mr. Kenneth Anga is an indigene of Ogu in Rivers State who is a long-time resident of Houston, Texas. He attended the University of Jos, and has had a long career in administration and management. He worked at DHL where he rose to be the country manager of DHL in Liberia. Mr. Anga also had roles in public service in Nigeria where he served as the Director in charge of investment at the Greater Port Harcourt Development Authority and the Managing Director of the Rivers State Water Corporation.
Mr. Stering Ayebaemi Ellis, ACS, Chartered MCSI, known also as King Boy, is an indigene of Nembe in Bayelsa State. He worked as tax consultant and financial adviser in America. He has, however, lived in Nigeria for several years now.
The election would hold online.
Following the publication of this report
The chairman of the election planning Committee Bishop Samson Amajene reached out to assure that the elections would be free and fair. He urged every Ijaw Indegene in North America to register for the elections so as to foster a new era of peace and unity in the association.