Rivers State Accord Party Governorship candidate, Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs, has congratulated the people of Ogoni, on the auspicious celebration of the 2019 Ogoni Day.
The congratulatory message was contained in a statement issued and signed by the spokesperson of the Dumo Lulu-Briggs Campaign Organization, Mr. Dason Nemieboka, who equally wished the Ogonis a Happy New Year and a Successful celebration.
The statement reads: “The Dumo Lulu-Briggs Campaign Organization, on behalf of our principal, Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs, heartily congratulates our Ogoni brothers and sisters on the auspicious celebration of the 2019 Ogoni Day and also extends our profound greetings to the entire Ogoni nation, even as we wish you Happy New Year and a successful celebration.
“On January 4, 1993, the Ogoni ethnic nationality rose with one voice, as The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People, MOSOP, to pronounce the Ogoni Day and launch the struggle for a redress of their plight with respect to the exploitation of their natural resources through a comprehensive campaign for social, economic and environmental justice through nonviolence.
“The Ogoni struggle, as championed by the late environmental rights crusader Ken Saro Wiwa and other prominent Ogoni patriots, is a watershed; a worthy and worthwhile endeavour; an eloquent continuation of the struggles by earlier icons of the advocacy like the late Chief Dappa Biriye, the late Isaac Adaka Boro and others. The entire Niger Delta and all people of goodwill are therefore in partnership with Ogoni. You can never walk alone on this.
“The spirit of resilience, industry, dynamism and love, founded on the principles of peace, justice, equity and fairness, which have always been synonymous with the Ogoni is commendable and we call on the Ogoni people on this occasion of the 2019 Ogoni Day Celebration to join hands with their other Rivers brothers and sisters, especially at this auspicious time in our political history to accelerate the actualization of the dreams of a better Rivers State.
“Finally, we wish to, on behalf of our principal, express our heartfelt appreciation to the leadership of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) for making the great leaders of Ogoni land who came together in 1993, to celebrate the first ever Ogoni Day proud, and sustaining the tenets and spirit of the struggle for over two decades.
“We call on you to share our vision that a better Rivers State every Man, Woman and Child in Rivers State is possible.
“Congratulations and Happy Ogoni Day Celebrations.
God Bless the great people of Ogoni
God Bless Rivers state
God Bless Nigeria.”
Spokesman, Dumo Lulu-Briggs Campaign Organization.