In a bid to reposition Ogoni ethnic nationality in Rivers State ahead of the 2015 general elections and retain its foremost position of being the largest ethnic group in the state, a chieftain of Ogoni Welfare Association, Lagos State, Mr. Baribea Nwidezua, has called on the people of Ogoni to work with other senatorial districts in the state to ensure that politics of consensus and inclusiveness was practised so as to put an end to ethnic politics and political gangsterism.
Nwidezua, the Chief Executive of Bias Motors, urged Ogoni people to raise the profile of the area in national politics, by embracing the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, adding that no candidate or strange party would be imposed on the people.
He declared Ogoni’s loyalty to the Federal Government and the National Chairman of PDP, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, saying that ethnic politics was an ill wind that blows nobody any good and must be discouraged in order not to turn Rivers State into a political battle ground as 2015 elections approaches.
He added that the All Progressives Party, APC, cannot capture Rivers State in 2015, even if the party employs the service of the best election riggers, adding that with the PDP structure on ground in the Niger Delta, there was no way the APC could capture the state as the party was currently boasting of doing.
Nwiidezua said: “The Ogoni people strongly identify with President Goodluck Jonathan as his dynamic administration fights against corruption and other vices in order to move the country forward.”
He advised the Ogoni nation to remain focused and not be distracted by desperate politicians, who are set to mortgage the conscience of their fatherland for selfish interests.