Niger Delta activist, Comrade Sheriff Mulade, has urged the people of Delta state to give peace a chance in the New Year just as he called for credible polls in the state comes January 6, 2018.
Speaking to a cream of journalists in his country home at Kokodiagbene community in Warri south west local government area of Delta state, Mulade advised Deltans to maintain the prevailing peace in the state.
He said: “My message to Deltans in this New Year is that they should give peace a chance because we need peace for progress. People should desist from instigating ethnic crisis. Deltans should allow peace to reign. I wish our people a Prosperous New Year.”
He added: “Deltans should respect constituted authority. We should respect our leaders. We should protect our oil facilities and continue to tread the path of peace.”
While urging Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to find permanent solution to the crisis between Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh, the activist appealed to the two communities to sheath their swords and embrace peace.
The immediate past chairman of Kokodiagbene community said: “The state government should come out with a white paper on the Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh crisis. Government should bring an end to the crisis between the two Communities.”
On the forthcoming local polls in the state, Comrade Mulade who is also the National Coordinator of Center For Peace And Environmental Justice(CEPEJ), called for a peaceful conduct of the election.
“DSIEC should conduct a transparent, credible, free and fair local government election on January 6, 2018 in the state. The electoral body should allow other political parties to exercise their rights. There should be a level playing ground for all parties in the local polls in the state. The rules of the game must be obeyed. Let there be credible polls in Delta state,” he said.
Comrade Mulade, an Environmentalist urged the federal government to commence the Ogoni clean up now, adding: “Ogoni clean up should begin now. The federal government should clean up the environment. Government should not play politics with the Ogoni clean up. Government should pay attention to the environment