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Ogoni Martyrs’ Day: ACN Expresses Solidarity, Charges FG On UNEP Report

The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Rivers State chapter has expressed solidarity with the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) and the entire Ogoni people as they mark the remembrance of Ken Saro Wiwa and other Ogoni leaders martyred 16 years ago.
In a statement signed by the publicity secretary of the party, Jerry Needam, the ACN described the incident of decades ago as a horrific ghost that will continue to haunt Nigeria for a long as history can recount.
The party urged MOSOP and the entire Ogoni people to learn from memory of the event and grow stronger in their resolve to march forward as a people.
While advising Ogonis to continue in the peaceful manner they have been conducting themselves during remembrance activities, the party condemned the disruption of this year’s candle night by security men in Rivers State.
According to the statement, it was uncalled for that security personnel in the state would attack MOSOP members and friends who were on their way to this year’s vigil at 24 Aggrey Road, Port Harcourt on the eve of the Martyrs’ Day, November 9, 2011.
The party condemned the attack which took place between Government House Gate and NIPOST regional office on King Amachree Road in Port Harcourt Township.
The party also condemned the delay in the implementation of the United Nations Environmental Project (UNEP) report by the federal government.
ACN charged government at both federal and state levels to delay no further on the implementation of the report which uncovered great injustice and devastation of Ogoniland and environment while its people were outrightly neglected but their resources taken away from them.

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