Ogoni: Politicians Urge Peace
Following disappointing and flawed regional elections, politicians have urged a commitment to peace from all political actors in River State.
Below is an article published by The Tide Online:
Against the backdrop of the resounding victory of the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Sir Celestine Omehia in the just concluded governorship election in
One of such groups is the Ogoni Democratic Front which says that the people of
Speaking to newsmen in his office in
Deacon Kue said that Rivers people were well known for their peaceful disposition, and stated that in the absence of peaceful co-existence, development would be a near impossible task.
He appealed to youths in the state to resist the temptation of being used by some politicians for their own selfish interest and gains.
Deacon Kue, who congratulated the Governor-elect, Sir Celestine Omehia on his victory, assured him of the support of the Ogoni Democratic Front as he advised other contestants who lost in the elections to join hands with Sir Omehia to move the State forward.
In a similar development, the Committee of Rivers Patriots has appealed to members of the opposition political parties to resist the temptation of causing a breach of the peace in the state.
The spokesman for the Committee of Rivers Patriots, Engineer Tein Princewill, who stated this while speaking to newsmen in his office in
Engr. Princewill noted that the election has come and gone, and that there was no reason whatsoever for anyone to create a situation that would not do the people of the state any good.
He said the Patriots condemned what he described as the vaulting ambition of one or two contestants, and advised them not to see the state as a personal enterprise, but rather as the common wealth of the generality of the people.
Engr. Princewill appealed to them to seek a political solution to their grievances or formal redress at the elections petition tribunal.