Ogoni: MOSOP Condemns Violent Agitation
Leader of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP), Mr Ledum Mitee, has said violence is not ideal in agitation for peoples rights.
Mitee said in Port Harcourt, that violence was not a proper way of making any agitation, adding that it had become the order only because civilised methods of agitation had not been encouraged.
Mitee said the late Ken Saro-Wiwa, former MOSOP leader, had predicted violence in the Niger Delta.
"The Ogoni people would continue to ask for their rights,
but would embrace dialogue and transparent means of seeking redress.
"I want to tell you that the people will continue to ask for their rights, and when one way is seen as not yielding the desired results, other means will be employed," he said.
Mitee attributed youth’s involvement in violence in the Niger Delta to high unemployment level prevailing in the area.