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Sunday, 28 July 2013

Unity: Bayelsa leaders visit Al-Mustapha


Hamza-Al-MustaphaThe leader of Oporoza House of Bayelsa, Timi Ogoriba, at the weekend led a delegation to a meeting with former Chief Security Officer (CSO) to the late General Sani Abacha, Major Hamza al-Mustapha, in Abuja on how to further unite the country.
In his speech Ogoriba recalled the working relationship between the north and the Izon ethnic group as he appealed to Al-Mustapha to work towards ensuring that Nigeria becomes a better society.
He noted that Al-Mustapha can influence the return of peace to Yobe state which is one states currently under state of emergency due to Islamist insurgence in the north eastern part of the country.
Ogoriba also affirmed that, “if things become normal and peace returns, emergency rule will be lifted.”
He added that Al-Mustapha has the capacity to ensure the return of peace to the state and region saying that “we know that our brother, our dear son (Al-Mustapha) has the clout and he has the wherewithal to ensure that things work on.”
How to ensure peace and the unity of Nigeria dominated discussions at the solidarity meeting between members of the Izon ethnic group and their friends from the north led by Major Hamza al-Mustapha.
Al-Mustapha, an indigene of Yobe state, was recently discharged and acquitted from a death sentence by the Appeal Court on charges of complicity in the murder of Kudirat Abiola, the wife of the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.
Al-Mustapha in his remarks recounted his prison experiences but pledged to unite the nation’s youth for a more peaceful Nigeria.
“We will shock-absorb threats and look at it calmly with courage, with confidence to be able to find solutions for results that are positive towards peace, particularly for the common good of our country” he stated.
Special guest at the meeting and leader of the Oodua Peoples’ Congress (OPC), Frederick Faseun, restated the need for all to work for the unity of Nigeria as he pledged to work towards a united and indivisible Nigeria.
According to Faseun, the victory of Al-Mustapha at the Court of Appeal will further unite Nigeria.
He appealed to politicians to resolve their differences so that there can peace in the country, stating that for Nigeria to have survived a civil, “nothing can divide Nigeria now.”
PeoplesDaily

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