FG, others involved in any kind of negotiations, wheeling and dealing should not that there are several other Nationalities that make up Niger Delta.
Cease fire, dialogue etc. The FG and all other peoples involved in any kind of negotiations, wheeling and dealing should not be allowed to forget that there are several other Nationalities that make up the Niger Delta.
One ethnic nationality can’t and will not claim to speak for all these nationalities.
One or two agitating group or groups, violent or nonviolent can’t have the sole privilege of choosing the people who will be involved in this process of dialogue.
We can’t and should not repeat the mistakes, failures and impositions of the late Yar’Adua time. Grave mistakes were made then we will not allow those to repeat itself.
For instance in Ijaw nation we have zones and clans, one zone will not be allowed to speak for all zones
I am from the Eastern zone, and we have clans from Abua to Okoloba (Bonny) Opobo, Nkoro, Asarama, to Wakirike, Kalabari, Bille etc. Right now we have crisis in our recognised bodies of IYC and INC where our originally elected representatives have been destabilised for selfish, political and economic reasons.
In my beloved Rivers state and as a nonviolent agitator for Justice and Equity, all the nationalities of Rivers state must have representations picked by their own people and involving the state government and business interest.
Ogoni, lkwerre, Eleme, Egbema, Orashi, Egi, all and every nationalities of Rivers state must be represented in any discussion, negotiation and dialogue.
It is therefore my opinion that any meaningful discussion can’t take place without everyone representing their own aspirations.
No one will be gagged and neglected into negotiations.
A word is enough for the wise.
While l remain an advocate of nonviolent negotiations and dialogue for justice, equity, resource ownership, and internal self-determination, l continue to appeal to all ARMED AGITATORS to consider the path of dialogue, based on our facts and realities of injustice we have long endured and continue to endure, it is on this conviction that l have never condemned any person or groups as we all are asking for the same things.
The only groups or persons l will condemn and oppose are those who use the collective pains, oppression, neglect and abuses we have all suffered and continue to suffer as their business enterprises.