Reacting to the recent comments emmanating from the former President of nigeria, olusegun Obasanjo, leaders of Odi Community in Bayelsa State have condemned Obasanjo over his comments on the #Lekkishooting which occurred on the 20th Of October, 2020.
In a statement released on the 24th October, and signed by the leaders of Odi Community in Bayelsa which include deputy King of Odi, Chief Prenus Ogboin, the Youth President, Ikposuoyeski Inemike, and CDC Chairman, Odi, Goddey Niweigha, the community’s women leader; Ebimoweni Kemepade, they remembered the Odi Massacre that occurred under Obasanjo’s watch, it read:
“The trauma that Odi went through under President Obasanjo is still fresh in living memory. The Nigerian Army moved in tanks, the Nigerian Navy moved in warships and the Nigerian Air Force was overhead. All the forces of the Nigerian federation were unleashed on the sleepy and unarmed rural community of Odi because some young people dared to ask for their rights. It was a time no one in Odi wishes to recall. Definitely, there are some lectures that ‘Professor’ Obasanjo may not be qualified to deliver, especially a lecture on how to disperse a peaceful protest without violence.’’