Rev Jesse Jackson on Peace and Nigeria.
Interesting and encouraging to see Reverend Jesse Jackson in Bayelsa live, on the occasion of Isaac Boro day activities. Here we have a merger of activists on two different continents joined by their individual beliefs in the dignity of man and the freedom of humanity. What this goes to show is the unending need to dialogue at all levels of decision making in our country to achieve desired results. Rev Jackson at the height of his Political aspirations could have easily stoked flames of discontent and resentment in his country but he chose the honorable path of nation building through dialogue and observance of the rule of law.
Perhaps one may be pardoned to admit that Isaac Boro came at a time when our country was not yet unfettered from the apron strings of colonial administration per se, so his actions were very readily construed at that of a rebel rouser of sorts. Today we enjoy freedoms and opportunities that men like Isaac Boro paid the ultimate sacrifice for. It will not be wishful thinking to suggest that Rev Jackson’s visit will go a long way in creating more platforms for conflict resolution and peace in Nigeria and indeed the Niger Delta region.
- Nigeria must remain united – Rev. Jesse Jackson, Clark, Yakassai (vanguardngr.com)
- Isaac Boro’s remains for burial at Heroes Park, May 16 (spearide.wordpress.com)