A Niger Delta activist and a community leader from Gbaramatu Kingdom, Comrade Sheriff Mulade, has advised Itsekiri leaders to embrace peace and development and shun actions that are capable of derailing the prevailing in Warri south west local government area of Delta state.
He posited that no meaningful development can take place in an environment where there is no peace.
The activist who is the immediate past chairman of Kokodiagbene community in Gbararmatu kingdom, who spoke in Warri, Delta state while reacting to the purported memo written to the National Assembly by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Malam Abubakar Malami, on the location of the Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko, insisting that there is no existing community known as Okerenghigho.
He advised Itsekiri leaders and others to give peace a chance in order for the needed development in the area to thrive, saying that the peace building project that has been yielding positive dividends should not be chattered by the purported AGF’s memo.
While stressing the need for Itsekiri and Ijaw to live as brothers and good neighbours in Warri-South-West, the activist said: “Our Itsekiri brothers should desist from being hoodwinked into fanning the embers of war over an issue that can be amicably resolved without much ado.”
Comrade Mulade implored the Ijaws and Itsekiris to embrace peace and unite so as to;”Confront our common enemies which are under development and neglect of our area in spite of our huge contributions to the national economy. Creating crisis and ethnic violence will do us no good . We must shun those things capable of dividing us.”