MOSOP urges Parties, Others To Accept Wike’s Olive Branch


The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP), has called on opposition political parties and leaders of various affiliations to accept the olive branch extended to them by Governor Nyesom Wike so as to achieve peace and development in the state.
President of MOSOP, Legborsi Pyagbara who made the call in a statement he issued expressed happiness at the efforts of the Governor to reach out to aggrieved members of the people as a fallout of the elections.
The statement reads, “MOSOP is deeply appreciative of the gesture and plea for reconciliation and forgiveness by the governor. We also urge all Rivers people of all affiliations to embrace the call for the good of Rivers State and her peoples.
“We also appeal to all Rivers people to accept the wind of reconciliation that is being blown by the governor and work together towards its actualization.
“Indeed, things have been slow in Rivers State for long, making the state to become a laughing stock in the comity of states in the country, all for the negative reasons. This call by the Governor is indeed a breath of fresh air, redeeming and a needed tonic for brotherhood, peace and good neighborliness across the state.
“MOSOP, therefore, charges the Governor to match this call for reconciliation   and forgiveness with clear and demonstrable actions by reaching out particularly to all leaders of political parties, groups, individuals and communities, who have been aggrieved in course of his governance and actions.
“One way the governor can demonstrate this is to ensure it reflects as he constitute, a new cabinet  in the State and immediately put in place a machinery for addressing the situation of  insecurity in  communities currently ravaged by cult wars and other forms of violence,” the MOSOP President said..
Pyagbara expressed the optimism that economic and social life will bounce back fully, the people will be happy and the State will become a center of attraction to local and international tourists and development entrepreneurs as well as investors, as it were.