By Simon Adewale
Coalition of Urhobo ex-militants has called on the Federal Government to stop what it called the “harassment of Niger Delta youths, especially ex-agitators,” in the region.
Speaking with newsmen in Ughelli, Delta State, Chairman of the coalition, Mr. H. Ebirie, noted that the harassment and arrest of ex-agitators by security operatives in the region was uncalled for, as they have been complementing government efforts to sustain the prevailing peace in the region since they accepted the amnesty offered them by government.
The coalition also congratulated Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on his victory at the Supreme Court.
It said Okowa’s victory was well deserved because he was voted massively by Deltans, which was evident by the result announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC after the poll.
It reminded his kinsmen of Urhobo extraction, Chief Great Ogboru of the Labour Party, LP, and Chief O’tega Emerhor of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who challenged Okowa’s victory at the tribunal and proceeded to the Supreme Court, that they should have heeded the advice proffered earlier to them not to disturb the state with litigations.