HNDC VISIT MEND FOR PEACE TALK
As part of our extensive international campaign to see that an enduring peace returns to the Niger Delta, our Founder/President Comrade Sunny Ofehe led a team of three Americans and a Dutch to visit the camps of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) to appeal for PEACE!
It was a very risky mission that took us almost four hours by speedboat through the creeks. Dangerous because we were without government security cover and thank God we made it out of the camp safe and have all arrived at our various destination.
For the first time the commander of MEND spoke to us in an exclusive interview and agreed in principle to our peace plans under a platform of honesty and sincerity on the part of the Federal Government and Oil Multinational Companies.
We also interacted with Niger Delta stakeholders like Comrade Joseph Evah (Ijaw Monitory Group), Alhaji Asari Dokubo (Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force), Festus Keyamo (Human Rights Lawyer), Mr. Tony Oranta (Member, Niger Delta Technical Committee), Chief Wellington Okrika (CEO, DESOPADEC).
Consequently, HNDC have made the following recommendations.
We are still consulting and reaching out to other stakeholders interested in the peace process and sustainable development of the Niger Delta. We will climax this process with a stakeholders’ peace conference in The Hague, Netherlands.
We want to use this opportunity to thank the Nigeria press for an unbiased coverage of activities in the Niger Delta and hope that you continue to do more to speak for the voiceless people of the region.
God bless us All.
Comrade Sunny Ofehe
Hope for Niger Delta Campaign, HNDC