Embrace peace and development, Niger Delta activist tells Itsekiri leaders

•Ignore the memo, its content, and the author- Mulade

•We must fight our common enemy called underdevelopment

A Niger Delta Activist and community leader from Gbaramatu  Kingdom, Comrade Sheriff Mulade has called on Itsekiri leaders to embrace peace, development and to shun actions  that are capable of derailing the prevailing peace that is currently enjoyed by the good people of Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State.

Comrade Sheriff Mulade said this on Tuesday 16th January 2018 in Warri, Delta State, while fielding questions from GBARAMATUVOICE correspondent over the purported memo written to the National Assembly (NASS) by the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Mallam Abubakar Malami on the location of the Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko.

According to him, it is a common knowledge that there is no existing community known as Okerenghigho, wondering what some mischief makers were aiming at achieving by the fabrication of the lie which can only come from the pit of hell.

While urging all to ignore the purported memo, the content and the name, Okerenghigho, he added that no meaningful development can take place in an environment where there is no peace. Hence, the need for all to embrace peace so as to pave way for further development of the region.

The activist, who is the immediate past Chairman of Kokodiagbene community, Gbararmatu Kingdom, therefore advised all the  Itsekiri leaders and others to give peace  a chance in order for the needed development in the area to thrive.

Mulade who is the National Coordinator of Centre for Peace and Environmental Justice, CEPEJ, further pointed out that peace building project in the region has been a strenuous one but which to the glory of God has been yielding positive dividends.

While stressing the need for Itsekiri and Ijaw to live as brothers and as good neighbours in Warri South West, the activist reiterated the need for their Itsekiri brothers to desist from being hoodwinked into fanning the embers of war over an issue that can be amicably resolved without much ado.

He finally implored the Ijaws and Itsekiris to embrace peace and unite so as to confront their common enemies which are underdevelopment and neglect of the Niger Delta in spite of the huge contributions to the national economy.

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