Ex-Niger Delta militants operating in the oil producing areas of Ohaji, Egbema and Oguta Local Government Areas of Imo State, yesterday in Owerri, the State capital resolved to unite youths in the areas for purposes of demanding their rights in all federal and state establishments.
This is just as the ex-militants have also warned politicians to desist from causing problems among youths in the area, saying they have vowed to resist any attempt to stop them from getting their rights even if it means shedding their blood to realise it.
Arising from a meeting of stakeholders in Owerri attended by well over 200 youth leaders across the oil producing areas, convener and National leader, Orashi Camp of ex-agitator/BOT, Prince Emeka Igwe, the youth leaders agreed that henceforth they would form common front in demanding their rights.
“We have resolved to work together to get all our rights from every Federal and state government agencies like NDDC, ISOPADEC,” they said, adding that before now they had agitated for these rights in disunited fronts.
They blamed politicians for the disharmony among them, saying that any politician who would cause problems among the youths for selfish purposes would be resisted henceforth. They also appealed to Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, to appoint the ISOPADEC Director of Accounts, Mr. Donald Igbo to represent the people of Ohaji/Egbema and Oguta and Imo State in the Niger Delta Development Commission, since the board has been dissolved.
-Damian Duruiheoma, Owerri