On Tuesday, 15th June when I sent out my mail asking people in our area and other Nigerians and sympathizers to come together for a Congress here in Washington, I thought that I would reach people like you who are genuinely concerned about the plight of our people. Three days after, I am now asking selected individuals like you to come together to thrash out modalities, ways, and means of aiding in the termination of the death and destruction that has suddenly been visiting our people. I am aware that moves are being made at home to see that this carnage ends even as we speak, but that does not preclude us taking whatever steps we could to aid in bringing an end to the killings and sustaining the peace that is a sine qua non for stability and progress in our area.
I hereby invite you to please, be ready to join others in Washington
sometime in July to iron out this matter. If you have any other friends
among the Urhobo that you would like to join you and others, please, let
me know. If on the other hand, there are circumstances beyond your control
that might make it impossible for you to be here in July, let me know as
soon as possible. In the latter case, I would still be interested in any
person whom you would like to be in Washington for the Congress.
Capt. Philip A. Ikomi, Ph.D.
Human Factors/Applied Cognition Program
Applied Research in Cognition & Human Factors (ARCH)Lab.
George Mason University
4400, University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030-4444
P.S. Prof. Ekeh,
Please, be advised that we are working towards having about three persons from each of the ethnic groups to include at least two leaders per group and one other member. In addition we plan to have three or four persons who are not affiliated to any of the groups but are friends of the delta. The Congress is planned to meet in the Engineering Auditorium at Howard University sometime in July, 1999.