Utomi, Agbakoba, others mourn as activist Tony Uranta dies


Human rights activist, and Executive Secretary of the United Niger Delta Energy Development Security Strategy (UNDEDSS), Tony Uranta, is dead.

Uranta, who was Executive Secretary of the Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), died Wednesday afternoon after a protracted illness.

This is as fellow activists Pat Utomi, Olisa Agbakoba, Olawale Okunniyi and others under the Pro National Conference Organisations and Nigeria Intervention Movement, on behalf of the Nigerian Civil Society Movement issued a statement regarding his demise.

The group in the statement noted that “Tony Uranta various contributions towards the advocacy for constitutional restructuring of Nigeria amidst stiff resistance from those who benefit from the jaundice and corruptive political structure of Nigeria.”

In the joint statement signed by the Director-General of the NIM, who is also spokesperson PRONACO, Olawale Okunniyi, the group recalled his contributions to national conferences, especially the 2014 National Confab while promising to immortalise his legacy.

Uranta served “as the Executive Secretary of the National Summit Group, NSG and UNDESS towards the facilitation of the 2014 National Confab, after he had earlier played some supportive role in mobilising Nigerians for the People’s National Conference hosted by PRONACO between 2005 and 2006 under the Leadership of Chief Tony Enahoro and Prof Wole Soyinka.

“Leaders of Nigerian Civil Society Movement, Okunniyi said are committed to immortalizing the legacies of Tony Uranta, praying for the repose of his soul and fortitude and comfort for his beloved wife, Baarong and child, Amy,” the statement read.

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