President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, has been tasked to lead other Christian leaders of Itsekiri extraction to declare 14 days of fasting and prayers for peace in Ugborodo and Itsekiri land.
National Coordinator, Niger Delta Grassroots Organization (NDGO), Mr. Weyenmi Olley, made the call in Warri. He expressed confidence that the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse II, whom he described as God-fearing, would back Oritsejafor and join in fasting and prayers for the restoration of Ugborodo to abiding peace.
Olley said the expected development from the $16billion Export Processing Zone (EPZ) project, which recently elicited gunfight and bloodletting from parties battling for control, cannot be enjoyed by dead
people or crisis-ridden land.
He appealed to the CAN President to bring his peace-brokering efforts on the national sphere in the President Goodluck Jonathan administration to bear on the situation in Ugborodo and restore abiding peace to Itsekiri land.