Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
The Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Bro Felix Obuah has commiserated with Ogoni People, urging them not to allow the sacrifice of the fallen heroes to go in vain.
Ogoni ethnic nationality observed the 21st anniversary of the murder of nine martyrs of their struggle for emancipation and environmental justice,
The PDP Chairman described the sacrifices of the Ogoni leaders, including the renowned environmental crusader, Ken Saro-Wiwa, as the utmost, and also commended the spirit behind the anniversary
He noted that it is also meant to honour and appreciate the huge and ultimate contributions of other unsung heroes of the globally acknowledged struggle.
Bro Obuah, while acknowledging the successes of the Ogoni struggle, for which the leaders died, said, among other things, the Ogoni nationality has been placed on the conscience map of the world, not only as an indigenous minority nation, but a metaphor for global struggle for human rights and environmental justice.
He particularly commended leaders of the Ogoni Movement, who have championed the cause since after the death of the fallen heroes, charging the present leadership of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People, MOSOP, not to lose focus of the establishing principles and philosophy of the struggle.
The PDP Chairman also admonished the Ogoni people that in taking stock of the journey so far, they should also be mindful of the antics and sudden collaboration of some Ogoni politicians who have been the cog in the wheel of the struggle.