SSA To Okowa, Daniel Ezekiel Blow Hot To Okere – Urhobo, Itsekiri Youths Drop your Weapons And Embrace Peace.
Warri_____ Senior Special Assistant to Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa on security matters, Comr. Daniel Pere Ezekiel has appealed to the youths of Okere-Urhobo Kingdom and her Itsekiri counterparts in Warri to seize fire and embrace peace, over the recent bloothbath at the weekend during the burial of late Okere-Urhobo monarch, HRM Late Prof. Oghenero Okumagba Idama ll, stressing that the issue could have been resolved amicably without resulting to lost of lives and properties.
Speaking further, he said it is so despondent that the youths who are suppose to be peace ambassadors in our society are the ones clapping hand’s for war over an erroneous interpretation is uncalled for. He said it is better to jaw-jaw than to beat drum for war, noting that no matter the level we go in terms of violence, we are all still bound to dialogue on the same table at the end.
According to the Press Statement reads; ” Late Jamaican reggae musician, Bob Marley said in one of his songs titled, ‘one Love’, lets come together and live alright.
It is so disheartening that youths who are suppose to be the embodiment of this reggae icon message are the ones causing bloodbath over an issue that could be resolved amicably. Burial of His Royal Majesty , late professor Oghenero Okumagba Idama ll , a man of absolute peace while alive and father to all regardless of ethnic group, should not make people to turn clubs, cutlasses and guns against each other.
My fellow youths, you all clamour for job and other forms of empowerment from state government and muti-national companies, but how do we expect them to bring this in the midst of crisis ? The answer is capital NO.
It is better to jaw-jaw than to war because no matter the level we go in terms of violence, we are all still bound to dialogue on the same table, so why killing each other in the first instance. I hereby call on youths from Okere-Urhobo and their counterpart from Itsekiri axis to please lay down their arms and give peace a chance so that His Excellency, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa developmental agenda can flourish in their communities.
I equally appeal to the elders and leaders in the area to play unifying role instead of fanning ember of crisis and reign in the youths with words of wisdom on why peace should be given a chance.