Credible Election, Key To Niger Delta Peace


A former militant leader in the Niger Delta from Ogoniland, in Rivers State, Chief Solomon Ndigbara has advocated a credible election as the only panacea for sustainable peace in the Niger Delta region.
He therefore, urged the Federal Government to take the path of transparency to ensure violence free in future polls.
Chief Ndigbara who said this in an interview with newsmen shortly after handing-over his guns to the government said that credible election in the region will check the imposition of candidates by politicians, who are in the habit of recruiting youths as thugs during elections.
According to him, this situation has led most youths in the region into criminality.
He urged youths in the Ogoniland and other parts of the Niger Delta to embrace the Federal government by laying down their arms, stressing that the only thing that can lead to the rapid development of the region is peace and stability.
The former militant leader further urged for sincerity on the part of the federal government as far as the amnesty is concerned as that would discourage them from going back to the creeks.
Chief Ndigbara who was formerly known as Osama Bin Laden said that having repented, he is now brother Solomon B. Ndigbara.