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FG’s amnesty for militants’ll yield intended results, says Ogor

By Festus Ahon
UGHELLI—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 fielded  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: “My 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.

“This 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.

“Let’s take this opportunity to the next step, let’s leave violence and let’s start discussing the interest….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.

“This time, we are talking about host communities; communities’ participation in the oil companies. I believe that this is a step in the right direction”.

“Let us give the Yar’Adua’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.”


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