By Festus Ahon
UGHELLIâ€”A member of the Federal House of Representatives representing the Isoko Federal Constituency, Mr. Leo Ogor, has said the much-taunted amnesty for the Niger Delta militants would yield the intended objectives.
Ogor, who fieldedÂ questions from newsmen during the birthday anniversary of Engr. Omeni Sobotie, Political Adviser to Delta State Governor, called on the people of the region to give amnesty a chance.
He said: â€œMy sincere message is that we should give amnesty a chance. We should now go into intellectual discuss. We have now fought at the battle field, we cannot fight at every given time.
â€œThis time is the time for dialogue, this time is for intellectual discourse, this time is for the people to ask for their right, but not by the bullet, but by dialogue approach. Sincerely from the bottom of my heart, I really believe that amnesty will work.
â€œLet’s take this opportunity to the next step, let’s leave violence and let’s start discussing the interestâ€¦.Most of the interests we are discussing now is in the constitution amendment. Most of the interests are the interest we are discussing is the issue of the petroleum bill.
â€œThis time, we are talking about host communities; communitiesâ€™ participation in the oil companies. I believe that this is a step in the right direction”.
â€œLet us give the Yarâ€™Aduaâ€™s administration a chance. Let us give this amnesty a chance and I believe that we will be able to take this geo-political region to another realm entirely.â€