BSHA Life Pension Bill: lYC Caution Bayelsa State House Of Assembly Not To Take The Calmness Of Youths In The State For Granted
Bayelsa: The Speaker of the Mobile Parliament of the Most revered Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide, Rt. Hon. Eldred Digimie Pogonyo, has called on the Speaker and members of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly (BSHA) to have a rethink in the purported anti-people act of forging an alien law such as “life pension for past, present, plus future legislators” of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly (BSHA), which is geared towards serving their myopic, parochial, inordinate, selfish ambition and ulterior motives.
The Speaker emphasized that, the mere thought of the legislators, to contemplate such draconian cum inhuman act against Bayelsans after riding on the back of the people to position of affluence and authority, and to unilaterally apportion a chunk of our treasury to themselves, is indeed an affront on the psychic of the people, it is not only vexatious, but goes to tell all and sundry that, they have deliberately decided to fail the mandate bestowed on them, to make laws that will better promote the Bayelsa Business community as friendly to attract investors, laws that protect our ravaged environment, laws that will create the enabling environment for young Bayelsans to meet their full potentials, laws that provides social security for the common people, laws that protect the interest, safety/wellbeing of our people, laws that will prompt IOC’s to establish their operational base here in Bayelsa, as well as, laws that safeguards the sanctity of our collective patrimony cum Treasury for generations unborn.
In his words, the Speaker opined that, “for our elected legislators, whom ordinarily, are supposed to be the life-wire cum direct bridge of the people to government, as the sole symbol of a representative democracy, to wittingly carry on such unholy act, that parallels the yearnings of their constituents without due consultation, is a joke taken too far, which goes to shows their level of insatiable greed, high handedness and utter disrespect of the people they are elected to protect.
The thought in itself, is diabolical and sacrilegious, again, the act of usurping tax payers money, in the guise of sitting allowance, to deliberate on such devious concept, amounts to what I can best describe as, representatives rascality, gavel impunity and Legislative Terrorism, which is a gross misconduct, an aberration and dereliction of duty”.
Rt. Hon. Eldred Digimie Pogonyo cautioned that, the simplicity/calmness of young people in the state, as enjoyed by the Restoration government for over seven (7) years, should not be taken as cowardice and for granted.
It is instructive again, to remind ourselves, especially those holding political offices that, their privileged positions, is as a direct payoff result of concerted efforts, sacrifices and agitation carried out by noble men, women and youths in the Ijaw struggle, hence, the Bayelsa State House of Assembly (BSHA) does not have the legitimacy to bequeath or arrogate for themselves that piece of obnoxious legislation.
I hereby state unequivocally that, by the powers conferred on me as the Rt. Hon. Speaker of the Mobile Parliament of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide, I call on the mention of good conscience, civil liberty cum social justice and youth activism network groups, the Bayelsa State House of Assembly (BSHA), leadership of the Restoration government, Federal government of Nigeria, the International community, critical stakeholders in the Bayelsa State Project, security agencies and the intelligence community, to prevail on the Honourable members of Bayelsa State House of Assembly (BSHA) to refrain from and stop forthwith, the passage of that evil piece of draconian legislation, which is intended towards looting of the State Treasury and consequently an entrapment of the destiny of generation of future Bayelsans.
Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide Say Capital No To Life Pension For Bayelsa State House Of Assembly (BSHA) Members.
Rt. Hon. Eldred Digimie Pogonyo
Speak Mobile Parliament IYC Worldwide.