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‘Supreme Court’s judgment will ensure peace at Soku oilfields’

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By Mike Odiegwu, Port Harcourt

The Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Dr. Tammy Danagogo, has expressed confidence that the Supreme Court’s verdict on Soku Oil wells will engender peace in the oilfield and its environs.

Danagogo, who spoke on Thursday in Port Harcourt, said the judgment reaffirmed the common saying that the judiciary still remained the last hope for all.

He said: “As the last hope of the common man, I have never doubted that the judiciary will do what is right and what is just. The people of Soku who are Kalabari-Ijaws in Rivers State, do not wish to be ceded to Bayelsa State.

“We remain thankful to God, Governor Nyesom Wike and the Supreme Court and continue to hope for peace and co-operation with our Nembe- Ijaw brothers in the sister state of Bayelsa.”

Danagogo hailed Governor Wike for his commitment and focus in defending the course of the Kalabari Ijaws, while delivering projects to the state.

He said rather than paying lip service to the issue and play politics with the matter like his predecessors, Wike had been dogged, strategic and courageous in confronting it headlong.

The SSG urged the Ijaw in Rivers and Bayelsa states to always toe the path of peace by abiding by the court judgment.

“As Ijaw brothers, we have always lived in peace, and should continue to do so in the light of the well-considered decisions of our courts on the matter,” he said.

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