November 10, a day that shook the world; a day we cannot forget. A day that the sun dimmed and sorrow besieged the heart of the offsprings of Jim Wiwa and the entire Ogoni descendants. A day that dampened the spirit and the hope of the Niger Delta people for glory; a day that fear and uncertainty became our companions.
The great Kenule Beeson Saro-Wiwa, the son of Jim Wiwa, only wanted the good life for the good people of Ogoni and for the entire Niger Delta region.
He wanted equity and fairness in the distribution of our commonwealth which by nature is sourced from our rich soil.
And for this cause, he and other heroes of the land, made the ultimate sacrifice and paid the supreme price.
Farewell our unforgettable heroes: Saturday Dobee, Nordu Eawo, Daniel Gbooko, Paul Levera, Felix Nuate, Baribor Bera, Barinem Kiobel, and John Kpuine.
The great Ken may have separated from his corporeal form and departed the mundane world, but we believe that he only transited to glory, as his deeds and legendary legacy are forever engraved in the sands of history.
Today, our hope is rekindled by the fact that more Kenules have emerged from the same Ogoni land and from the Niger Delta.
We take solace in the fact that the philosophy of Ken Saro-Wiwa has birthed more heroes.
The Bori people celebrate Ken Saro-Wiwa, the entire Ogoniland celebrate Ken Saro-Wiwa, Rivers State celebrates Ken Saro-Wiwa, Nigeria celebrates Ken Saro-Wiwa and the DLB family do heartily celebrate the unforgotten and unforgettable Hero of Africa; the great Ken Saro-Wiwa.
May this day constantly remind us of the need to remain united in one God, one state and one cause.
Adieu Ken Saro-Wiwa.
10th November 2017