The Niger Delta Grassroots Organization (NDGO) has called on the president of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor to lead other Christian leaders of Itsekiri extraction in declaring 14 days of fasting and prayers for peace in Ugborodo and Itsekiri land.
National Coordinator, NDGO Mr. Weyenmi Olley said while addressing newsmen recently in Warri.
He also expressed confidence that the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse II whom he described as God-fearing and well-respected, would back Pastor Oritsejafor and join in fasting and prayers for the restoration of Ugborodo to abiding peace.
Olley stated that the expected development from the $16billion Export Processing Zone (EPZ) project, which recently elicited gunfight and bloodletting from parties battling for control, cannot be enjoyed by dead people or crisis-ridden land.
He therefore appealed to the CAN President to bring his peace-brokering efforts on the national sphere in the President Goodluck Jonathan administration to bear on the situation in Ugborodo and restore abiding peace to Itsekiri land.