Daniel Reyenieju and others.
We have won courts cases about Warri and Itsekiri, We have written good books about Itsekiri past but all that are not enough for the future of Itsekiri. we have not show much concern about the future of Itsekiri. We are so deep in concern about now that we forget tomorrow. where is Itsekiri going? Where is the road map to the future or our place and people. It seem there are few or no people to discuss criticaly with and to draw out a political road way for Itsekiri. The last 16yrs has seen Itsekiri loss.
Every event that is happening presently is shapening the kind of future for Itsekiri but it seem we are not in control of the events, everything is showing we are on the negative as an ethnic group. aside the fact that our people eat off development funds, we have sat down and allow ujon to tell Itsekiri what to do. Itsekiri is now follow follow to the point that Itsekiri that are no militants are begging for amnesty, our areas are bombed everyday and we sit and just look without any control. Companies are leaving our places and Warri have ultimately turn the city of pot holes, there is still no road to Ode Itsekiri etc
Presently it seem that our Itsekiri brothers in national and state house of assembly are seperating themselves from Itsekiri, seperate politics from the survival of Itsekiri. Please when last have you seen their concern about Itsekiri? When last have they call us together for an Itsekiri national meeting? Are they serving the survival of Itsekiri or themselves? The soul of Itsekiri is dying in the hand of the present day Itsekiri leaders and i continue to ask why? Does Itsekiri still have a future? It is easy to stay in a political office for life in Itsekiri. I wanted Daniel Reyeneju who by virtue of highest political office in Itsekiri and others in government to tell Itsekiris that there is hope for a future for Itsekiri