URHOBO HISTORICAL SOCIETY

THE WARRI CRISIS PEACE CONGRESS
(NORTH AMERICA)

on
Sustainable Peace Among
Izon, the Itsekiri and the Urhobo in Warri & its Environs

Conference Room, School of Engineering Building,
Howard University, 2300 6th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20059

Saturday, July 24, 1999



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Date: Tue, 7 Sep 1999 20:31:09 +0200
From:  "Orevaoghene Charles Obaro" <impexma@online.no>
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Date: 7. september 1999 19:37
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JOINT COMMUNIQUE
BY
IZON AND URHOBO DELEGATIONS

(Issued: September 7, 1999)



The Peace Summit was convened by Dr. Philip A. Ikomi of George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, and Dr. Mobolaji E. Aluko of Howard University, Washington, D.C., to discuss and seek solutions to the lingering crisis involving the indigenes of Warri and its environs. The meeting was attended by representatives of the Itsekiri, the Izon and the Urhobo, the three indigenous ethnic groups of Warri, who were invited by the conveners of the conference. Discussions broke down at a point where the delegates failed to reach a consensus on some of the agenda items and the format of the communiqué to be issued at the end of the meeting. The deadlock arose from the insistence of the Itsekiri delegation that the title of the Olu, the Itsekiri King and the status of Warri, issues that are of concern to the Izon and Urhobo delegations, be excluded from the agenda and the communiqué. The meeting was subsequently adjourned when it became obvious that no progress could be made in the light of the disagreement over these issues. The Izon and the Urhobo delegates, however, agreed to continue discussions at another venue, Best Western Hotels, Washington Keybridge, 1850 North Fort Meyer Drive, Arlington, Virginia, USA, on the same day, July 24, 1999. After a careful and exhaustive deliberation of issues involved in the Warri conflict, the Izon and the Urhobo delegations resolved as follows:
 


Signed
 
 
Andrew Edevbie
For The Urhobo Delegation
Francis Ebikefe Porbeni
For the Izon Delegatio


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