Idoma National Forum Makes Case For Idoma Political Representation

  • Cautions Against Hate Speech

By Lawrence Audu, Jos.

The Eminent Idoma Sons and Daughters league was otherwise known as Idoma National Forum Jos branch has frowned at the emerging trend of hate speeches and other divisive comments coming from different quarters of the society.

This position was articulated over the weekend in Jos at the August edition of the organisation’s monthly meeting hosted by Arc Barry Uloko at his Jos residence.

In his opening remarks, the Branch Chairman, Professor Sam Ocholi of the University of Jos challenged members to be more politically conscious and imbibe acts that will bring the world’s attention to Idoma Land. He called for sustained support from all irrespective of political affiliations to ensure the take off of the College Health Sciences Otukpo as it will not only contribute greatly to the development of Idomaland but create employment for the citizenry. He commended all the professional Idoma bodies working with the Apa Education Foundation for their roles so far and called on the youth for Constructive Construct and matured Idoma discourse on the media.

Speaking in a separate interview to the IPN the immediate past branch President of the Forum, Prof Owoicho Akpa said, the organisation is nonpartisan in her decision making but as soon as decisions are made, the forum tries to moderate and modulate the ego of Idomas in voting for someone who is in possession of those qualities which are in tandem with the promotion of the unity and development of Idoma. “For us, our motto is the strength and our strength is derived from our unity even in diversity “.

He commended the Idoma youth whom he described as vibrant who share same views and vision of the elders, for their resilience in the face of daunting challenges. Prof Akpa also said the leadership of the forum had embarked on some entrepreneurial activities to engage the youths in skills acquisition of various kinds to ensure that the unemployed acquire skills to take them along in life.

The Idoma National Forum is a sociocultural nonpartisan organisation established to advance the cause of Idoma by promoting the unity and development of the Idoma Nation and currently operates in about 17 states of the federation.

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