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Clergy lauds Yar’Adua’s on amnesty

By Samuel Oyadongha

Yenagoa — The Arch-Bishop of New Aba Province of the Anglican Communion, Dr. Ugochukwu Ezuoke, has hailed President Umaru Yar’Adua’s effort at enthroning peace in the troubled Niger Delta, saying without amnesty no amount of military force would have curbed the violence that almost destroyed the social and economic life of the region.

“We thank all those whom God has used as instruments in returning the Niger Delta to the path of peace. If not for the amnesty, children of the region would have grown up to seek revenge,” the cleric said.

Ezeuoke stated this during the investiture of the Chairman of Bayelsa State chapter of the Niger Delta Peace and Conflict Resolution Committee, Chief James Jephtah, as a peace ambassador of the United Nations Positive Livelihood Awards Centre.

According to him, people like Jephtah were the individuals that God used to bring the threat of militancy in the Niger Delta to an amicable resolution.


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