I write you on behalf of the MIDWEST MOVEMENT – a vanguard of professionals, academicians, entrepreneurs and patriots drawn from both DELTA & EDO States.
On August 9, 1963, the MIDWESTERN REGION was created as the FOURTH REGION of Nigeria, after the July 13, 1963 Referendum/Plebiscite. *This singular act makes the Midwest the ONLY CONSTITUTIONALLY CREATED FEDERATING UNIT (State or Region) of Nigeria*: the only major administrative unit of Nigeria created by due constitutional process.
The 9th of August 2017 marks the 54th anniversary of the creation of the MIDWESTERN REGION
The creation of the MIDWEST Region (BENDEL State) articulated the Voice for Minority Rights within the Nigerian Federation. In recent times, the Nigerian narrative has come under severe scrutiny. We live in a nation of man-designed fault-lines: as a nation, Nigeria faces an Existential Threat. Hypothetically, the Midwest/Bendel people, (EDO & DELTA States), are caught in betwixt! But we refuse to be anyone’s Canon Folder.
On behalf of the Management Council, Leaders, Members of the MIDWEST MOVEMENT, and the millions of Delta ad Edo peoples at home and abroad, I humbly invite you to the WORLD PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE NIGERIA FEDERATION AND THE STAND OF THE MIDWEST REGION/BENDEL (EDO & DELTA States).
Date: WEDNESDAY 9 AUGUST 2017.
Venue: Main Hall, Bishop Kelly Pastoral Centre, Airport Road, Benin City.
Please be assured of our most esteemed regards.
God bless Delta & Edo States. God Bless our country, Nigeria.
Interim Management Council
Admiral S. Ogoigbe, rtd; Dr. Godwin Akpobire; Richard M. Damijo; Pedro Obaseki, PhD; Dr. Mo Eyeoyibo; Senator (Dr.) Domingo Obende; Prof. Edoba Omoregie; Dr. (Mrs) Loretta Ogboro-Okor; Ebiere Akangbou; Prince Kassim Afegbua; Mena Ajakpovi, LLM; Arc. Frank Evbuomwan;Dr. Mogba Eyeoyibo; Dr. SEO Ogbonmwan; Olorogun Theo Mukoro; Engr. Wole Abu; Prof Austin Asagba; Prof Benson Osadolor; Frank Tietie, Esq; Mary Owolabi (Administrative Secretary).
Don Pedro Obaseki, MBA, PhD.