By Markson Ode
Following the Mega launch and unveiling ceremony of Congress newspaper which was held in Warri, Delta State during the weekend, legal luminaries Omes Ogedegbe Esq, DG Conference for the Actualization of Human Rights, and Eric Omare Esq, former president of the Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, have volunteered themselves to provide legal services to Congress newspaper free.
The duo announced this while speaking during the ceremony of the official launch of the paper at Bon Hotel, Warri, Delta State.
Omare in his speech said since Congress newspaper stands for justice and as well to create a speaking space for the oppressed minorities in Niger Delta and that of the world, himself and his Colleague, Omes Ogedegbe would volunteer to provide legal services to the media company free of charge.
Ogedegbe, while speaking narrated key contributions of the publisher of the paper in the Niger Delta struggle, adding that the publisher is known for canvassing for a speaking space for the oppressed people at all fronts.
Omes told the audience how the publisher Ozobo visited his superior Chambers in 2012 to petition the Nigerian military over extra judicial killing of seven Niger Delta youths in Agge river, adding that despite the deceased were not family members of the publisher, he (Ozobo) sees the need to fight for justice.
The legal luminary, said he had long identified with Congress newspaper, adding that he’d been providing legal services free for the media company since establishment and that he wish to continue in the same manner.
He further called on political leaders in the region to help patronize indigenous publishers in Niger Delta as to help them grow in status.